Double-Grad Earns President's Call to Service Award
Geoffrey Franklin, who has earned a B.S. in Information Technology and an MBA in I.T. Management - both from WGU, has also given over 4,000 certified volunteer hours to the community and has been recognized by President Barack Obama with the President;s Call to Service Award. "Thank you for helping to address the most pressing needs in your community and our country," President Obama wrote in a congratulatory letter to Franklin. "Thank you for your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great nation."
Geoffrey volunteered with several local organizations over the past few years, such as the Community Emergency Response Team, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, and the American Red Cross. Established in 2003, the President's Volunteer Service Award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. The award is one for volunteer service that every American - from every age and walk of life - can aspire to achieve.
"The recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award are role models for all Americans," Franklin said. "Each hour contributed makes a difference in improving the quality of life for others, and I encourage everyone to contribute to our community by volunteering. Volunteers bring us closer together as families, as communities, and as a nation, through their commitment." For more information about how to qualify, visit www.PresidentialServiceAwards.gov. "This is an amazing honor, an achievement I am quite proud of," said Franklin with a smile, "I can't wait to volunteer for another four thousand hours."
Posted on 5/10/2016