Do you know a Duke undergraduate student or Duke employee who volunteers in the Durham community? Nominate them for a 2018 Duke service award.
Nomination Form: Download the PDF
Nomination Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, March 16; Email the completed nomination form PDF to Domoniqúe Redmond with the Duke Community Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or print and send by snail mail to Domonique Redmond, Duke Community Service Center, Box 90827, Durham NC 27708
The Duke Community Service Center and Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs receive and read the nominations. Both award recipients will be announced in April.
Undergraduate Students: The 2018 Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award
This award highlights the work of a Duke undergraduate student who has exhibited a strong dedication to service at a Durham nonprofit or public school. The rising sophomore, rising junior or rising senior must be nominated by a staff or faculty member, a fellow student, or representative of a Durham nonprofit or public school. (Graduating seniors and students enrolled in the graduate and professional schools are not eligible to be nominated for this award.)
The annual award is named after Lars Lyon, a mechanical engineering student who came to Duke in 1985 and volunteered with organizations such as Circle K International and Ronald McDonald House as well as served as vice president of Play Units for the Severely Handicapped (PUSH). Lyon died at 21 years old after a battle with cancer.
The Lars Lyon award recipient will receive a partial scholarship of $12,500. This financial aid is funded by Lars Lyon’s family and friends to continue to promote Lyon’s commitment to volunteerism and community service.
Duke Employees: The 2018 Duke Employee Community Service Award
This award recognizes a Duke University or Duke University Health System employee (who works at least 20 hours per week) who has performed outstanding volunteer service in the Durham community.
Duke employees must be nominated by the nonprofit or school for which they volunteer. The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, which is part of the Duke Office of Durham & Regional Affairs, will award $200 to the nonprofit or school that nominates the award recipient.