Volunteers Recognized by SCF District Board of Trustees

(Bradenton, Fla., May 18, 2011) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) District Board of Trustees recognized volunteers Fredi Brown, Norma Dunwoody and John James at a May meeting for receiving the highest national volunteer honor, the President’s Call to Service Award, for dedicating more than 4,000 hours of service to SCF in their lifetimes.

The award, which was created in 2003 to recognize volunteers for their valuable contribution, is granted based on number of service hours over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

Brown is cofounder of the Family Heritage House Museum, which features art exhibits and lectures highlighting influential African-Americans and their accomplishments. Dunwoody also has served as a volunteer archivist alongside Brown at the Family Heritage House since it opened at SCF in 2000. James has volunteered in the theatre department since retiring in 1998 from his position at SCF as theatre director and professor in the fine and performing arts department. Under his leadership, SCF’s first black box studio theatre was constructed in 1972.

In 2010, SCF volunteers contributed a total of 3,569 hours of service to the college. Fifty-six volunteers were recognized at award ceremonies at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice this spring.

SCF volunteers also were honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their service in 2010. Volunteers received the gold level award for 500 or more hours of service, the silver level award for 250-499 hours of service, and the bronze level award for 100-249 hours of service throughout the year. Volunteers recognized were Barbara Jagielo, gold; Enzo Saulle, silver; Calota Ward, silver; Joann Hager, silver; Leone Lehman, bronze; Melissa Dowling, bronze; Jeanne Pouliot, bronze; and Kristina Zornig, bronze.

Other SCF Bradenton volunteers recognized are Ann Aaron, Choo Antieau, Karolina Bebak, Maureen Bradley, Fredi Brown, Tiana Cain, Bonnie Caples, Doreen Carpenter, Antionette Charles, Melissa Dowling, Karin Ehlers, Patricia Fischer, Debbie Johnson, Jean Johnson, Fran Jongekrg, Suzanne Kalin, David Kohn, Floyd Korth, Jessica Lacroix, Thomas Lehman, AnnMarie Lopez, Carol Lynch, Elaina Margenthaler, Helen Marr, Bill McCarroll, Sadie Palmer, Gary Rook, Laura Shade, Patricia Shank, Diane Smith, Jonathan Smith, Marie Steers, Jennifer Wayman, and DeLinda Webb.

Other SCF Lakewood Ranch volunteers are Virginia Carro, Gina Fitzgerald and Marge Maisto.

Other SCF Venice volunteers are Toni Allen, Kathy Emmons, Michael Galluccio, Annette Laliberte, Beki Norman, Janet Peer, Carol Prichard, Sandra Soltis, George Thompson and Peter Wroblewski.

Judy Wishart is SCF’s volunteer coordinator. Also participating in the award ceremonies were Dr. Carol Probstfeld, vice president of business and administrative services and Timothy Langenback, director, business services and public safety.


SCF Volunteers
Tim Langenback, SCF director of business services and public safety; SCF Board Chair
Ron Allen; SCF Volunteer Coordinator Judy Wishart; SCF volunteers Norma Dunwoody, 
John James, Fredi Brown, SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner and Dr. Carol Probstfeld,
vice president of business and administrative services.

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