Pattie Waldbillig, a secretary in the University’s Psychological Services Center, was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for her work with the non-profit organization Soldiers' Angels.
As a volunteer for Soldiers' Angels, Waldbillig wrote about 200 letters and sent care packages and camouflage quilts to American troops overseas. Last year, she booked more than 275 hours of service for Soldiers' Angels, where she has worked as a volunteer for two years. She also held an ambassador-level volunteer position with Adopt A U.S. Soldier for four years.
Established in 2003, the President's Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and have demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering. As one of thousands of certifying organizations participating in the program, Soldiers' Angels confers the award to recognize the outstanding achievements of its volunteers.
"America’s volunteers work to make our communities stronger and safer," said Patti Patton-Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels. “We are proud to be aligned with this prestigious volunteer award, and are especially proud of our volunteers who have made volunteer service a central part of their lives."
For more information about volunteering for Soldiers' Angels, please visit the organization's website.