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Stevenson University AmeriCorps VISTA Coordinator Receives Presidential Award
Hope Marshall, the Maryland-DC Campus Compact (MDCCC) AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator serving at Stevenson University, has been recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions that volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Working out of Stevenson’s Career Services Office, Marshall has served as the MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), coordinating a Veterans’ Career Education program for the past two years.
“Hope demonstrates her passion for vocational support in all she does for the veteran population she serves,” said Anne Scholl-Fiedler, Vice President for Career Services. “She has been instrumental in developing the bi-annual Veterans’ Career Fair at Stevenson, which is open not only to Stevenson students but also to veterans in the surrounding community.”
Some of the programs Marshall spearheaded through the MDCCC AmeriCorps VISTA project at Stevenson include a series of job search and career management workshops, a student-veteran club, and hands-on career education and civic engagement opportunities. In addition, Marshall, who served in the U.S. Navy for seven years, created a Resource Guide for Veterans in the community that will be distributed widely across the region.
Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent undergraduate university in Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.