FAYETTE, Iowa (July 1, 2013) - Seven Upper Iowa University student groups were honored at the 2013 Iowa Governor's Volunteer Awards ceremony recently for their contributions and involvement in the Fayette community and surrounding area.
Alpha Nu Omega, EYE, Phi Beta Delta and the Environmental Science Club were all nominated by the Iowa Department of Transportation for their consistent road side assistance. The students help maintain cleanliness of public areas and highways by picking up trash various times throughout the year.
UIU's Director of Student Leadership and Adventure Daryl Grove, along with Director of Student Activities Amy Tucker, nominated Beta Theta Omega for coordinating Women's Leadership Week, a staple program at Upper Iowa University for the past 11 years. The Peacock Men's Basketball Team and Women's Volleyball Team were also honored for its assistance and involvement with local youth and elementary schools.
"We are pleased to recognize these student groups," said Grove. "They truly deserve this honor for their efforts and participation in civic engagement."
Alpha Nu Omega's Papa Pireku (right) accepts the fraternity's Governor Volunteer Award from Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds (second from left) presents a Governor's Volunteer Award to Beta Theta Omega members Amber Davis, Dacia Bassett, Danielle Grimm and Toresha Eiland.
Laura Tackenberg (left) and Heather Lewis accept EYE's Governor Volunteer Award
from Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds.
UIU Bissell Professor of English Dr. Doug McReynolds, who is advisor for Alpha Nu Omega and Phi Beta Delta, receives a Governor's Volunteer Award on behalf of those organizations from Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
UIU Peacock Women's Volleyball representatives Rachel Ubbelohde (center) and assistant coach Kasey Uran (right) receive a Governor's Volunteer Award
from Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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