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Hartnell College to Honor Volunteers at Luncheon

Sept. 23, 2002

More than 500 individuals who volunteer their time to help Hartnell College have been invited to the second annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon to be held Friday, Sept. 27, on campus.

"Hartnell is very appreciative of the volunteers who assist the college in delivering its many programs and services to the community," said Hartnell President Edward Valeau. "The recognition luncheon is one small way of telling these volunteers that we are grateful for their support," he added.

Volunteers, who include students as well as community members, donate their time in a variety of ways at Hartnell-tutoring students, serving on advisory committees, and providing general assistance to college programs.

The Volunteer of the Year award will be presented to Susan Gill, a member of the Hartnell College Foundation and co-chair of the Capital Initiatives Committee that raised $600,00 for the college's new King Center Education Center, which opened in the summer.

Keynote speaker will be Basil Mills, a community leader who assists Hartnell in many programs, including the Western Stage, the theater company located on the Hartnell campus. His topic will be "The Importance of Volunteering."

Maria Frias, a Hartnell student who serves as one of hundred of tutors for the America Reads literacy program on campus, will speak on "What Volunteering Means to Me."

For more information on the luncheon, call (831) 759-6038.