|Dailey named Volunteer of the Month
RELEASED: May 19, 2005
DANVILLE, KYCentre College junior Megan Dailey of Frankfort, Ky., has been chosen volunteer of the month for her work coordinating an educational enrichment program at a local elementary school.
Dailey, a member of the service and leadership organization Bonner Leaders, spends around 10 hours per week helping students at Woodlawn Elementary with in-class assignments. She also works with special-education students and helps 3rd and 4th graders improve their reading and writing skills.
"When choosing a service site for Bonner, I specifically asked to work with students," Dailey says. "Education is so important, and yet there are still numerous children who are not developing the skills they need.
"Classrooms are too full for students to receive one-on-one attention and not all parents encourage their children as they should," Dailey adds. "I love being able to work with these students and help them learn and improve their basic skills."
Patrick Noltemeyer, director of community service and new student orientation, praises Dailey's volunteer efforts.
"In my work with the Bonner Program, Megan has been a source of positive energy and someone that the Centre community can count on to represent us well in our local area," Noltemeyer says. "Megan is making a difference in the lives of children throughout our community and it's been a pleasure to work with her."
In addition her work at Woodlawn, Dailey participates in L.I.F.T. (Learning is Fun Together); volunteers at both Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Kentucky School for the Deaf; is the philanthropy chair for her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi; and organized a tsunami relief effort after a deadly tsunami struck portions of South East Asia and Africa December 26, 2004.
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.
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