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SUBJECT: Memorial University’s Student Volunteer Bureau to recognize top volunteers
DATE: March 24, 2005

Note to editors:

On Tuesday, March 29, 2005, Memorial University's Student Volunteer Bureau will host the 19th annual Student Volunteer Day ceremony. This event recognizes the exemplary volunteer efforts of Memorial’s students, faculty and staff, clubs, societies and centres. A number of awards will be presented at this ceremony including Volunteer of the Year, Staff/Faculty of the Year, Volunteer Centre of the Year, Volunteer Club/Society of the Year, Volunteer Residence of the Year and the David Kirkland Leadership Award. The Volunteer Day ceremony will also see the presentation of the 14th annual Glenn Roy Blundon Award. The award is given to an individual or group that has promoted equality and accessibility for Memorial students with disabilities.

The award is named for a former Memorial student and resident of Bay de Verde who died in 1984, who is remembered for his leadership and commitment to equality and accessibility issues. The campus facility named for him, the Glenn Roy Blundon Centre (University Counselling Centre), co-ordinates services for students with disabilities. The ceremony will begin at 12 noon in the Junior Common Room, R. Gushue Hall, located on Memorial’s St. John’scampus. Media agencies are encouraged to send representatives.

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