Lisa Morin, coordinator of the Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism at the University of Maine, received the Excellence in Volunteer Administration Award at the 28th annual presentation of the Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism, presided over by first lady Ann LePage.
Morin has helped launch several successful programs at UMaine, including Welcome Weekend Day of Service, GobbleFest and Black Bear Leaders.
“These multifaceted programs take on challenges presented by the community and incorporate thoughtful reflections to help students understand how their service impacts themselves as well as the community,” the award announcement reads.
According to a media release from the Governor’s Office, “the winners are selected because their efforts and leadership have made a significant difference in the quality of life for Maine residents.”
Three other individuals and two organizations were also honored at the ceremony, held annually during National Volunteer Week in April.