|Brothers named Volunteer of the Month
RELEASED: April 21, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College junior Evan Brothers of Union, Ky., has been named Volunteer of the Month for his work with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
"Evan embodies the truest gifts of a Big Brother: kindness, consistency, and playfulness," says Libby Suttles, former regional director for BBBS of the Bluegrass.
"I asked his little brother, Cody to describe Evan," continues Suttles, "and he replied enthusiastically, 'He is terrific!' Evan has provided Cody with positive male companionship, an incentive to attend school, and many opportunities for fun such as bowling and just hanging out to talk. Evan is a gracious, motivated volunteer, we feel honored as an agency to have him serve as a Big Brother."
"Participation in BBBS seemed the next logical step in my growth as a full-time student and as a citizen of Danville," Brothers says. "Above all else, it's exceptionally rewarding to be a member of BBBS, and as much satisfaction and fulfillment as I may gain, I'm fairly certain that my little brother gains an equal, if not more, beneficial experience."
Evan and Cody spend time together bowling, going to movies, arcading and eating out.
Other community projects that Brother has been involved with include the Compcare Children's Program, volunteering at the Danville Humane Society, and raising money with his fraternity for the Hole in the Wall Gang, which provides summer camps for chronically and terminally ill children.
The volunteer award program at Centre recognizes some of the many students who provide service to the local community. Each year, around 60 percent of all Centre College students become community volunteers. The college encourages volunteer service with a community service day each year as part of the orientation for first-year students. For more information, contact Patrick Noltemeyer, director of community service and new student orientation, at (859) 238-5479 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, go to http://www.bbbsa.org.
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