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Now Accepting Nominations for the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service!

Download and submit the nomination form by October 13, 2014.

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Blood and Marrow Registry Drive

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  • Tuesday, September 16th, 4:30 - 7:30 pm, University Dining Hall
  • Wednesday - Thursday, September 17th - 18th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, USU, Kremen Education Building, Maple Mall, Save Mart Center

Help Fresno State reach its goal of 1000 blood and marrow drive participants!  Blood donation takes less than an hour to complete.  Donors must be in good general health, weigh more than 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years old.  Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours prior to donation.  Donors can give blood every eight weeks.  Photo ID and Social Security number are required for donation.

To join Be the Match marrow registry, participants must be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old, make a good faith commitment, willing to donate if you are a match to anyone in need, meet health eligibility guidelines, complete paperwork, and get a swab of the inside of the cheek.

Fore more information, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079 or email Renee Delport at

Now Accepting Nominations for the John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service

The John D. Welty Award for Excellence in Community Service is a $2,500 scholarship provided to a student who exemplifies the commitment to service that John Welty championed during his 22 years as President of California State University, Fresno.  This is the second year the scholarship is being offered.
The award is proudly sponsored by the Community Service Scholarship Program in memory of Marc and Marjorie Radin, who shared Dr. Welty's dedication for engaging students in service and making Fresno State's region a better place to live.
In order to be eligible for the award, students must be regularly enrolled, in good academic standing, and meet other university scholarship requirements.  Most specifically, candidates must have completed a minimum of 150 accredited service hours, which can be in combination over multiple semesters and/or from different sources.  (Accredited service may include credit from a service-learning course, Community Service 1 or 101, internship, or any other relevant coursework.)
All nominations must adhere to the nomination form and be submitted by October 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to:
Ms. Aleta Wolfe, Career Services
California State University, Fresno
5241 N. Maple Avenue, TA 61
Fresno, CA 93740
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Another Year, Another Million Hours of Service

Once again, Fresno State has exceeded its annual goal of providing one million hours of service to the community.  During the 2013-14 academic year, 11,253 students, faculty, and staff spent 1,160,064 hours serving others.  These hours equal an estimated value of over $31 Million.

The services provided range from short-term activities like blood-drives with the Central California Blood Center to long-term teaching internships with local school districts.

Also included in this year's totals was Fresno State's Alternative Spring Break program.  Since 2009, students in this program have spent their spring break working with local community benefit organizations to serve others.  During spring 2014, 28 students and staff provided a total of 1,090 hours of service with Fresno Rescue Mission: Rescue the Children and Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Central Valley

To learn more about how you can contribute to Fresno State's annual service goal, contact the Richter Center at 559.278.7079.

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