Waldorf University’s Office of Student Life received a Governor’s Volunteer Award from Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg during a special recognition ceremony this summer in Storm Lake.
Waldorf University’s Student Life was honored with a Group Volunteer Award by the Iowa Department of Transportation for their highway cleanup project. The Office of Student Life includes residence life and student senate.
“I’m very proud of our students for being recognized with this award,” said Waldorf University Dean of Students Jason Ramaker. “Our students are always looking for ways to engage with our community and give back in service. This award means a lot to our students and I was glad to accept it on their behalf.” 
“I am pleased we can provide a way to help organizations honor the devoted volunteers who help the organization deliver on its mission,” state Adam Lounsbury, executive director of Volunteer Iowa. “Volunteers across Iowa are contributing their time and talent in incredible ways to help solve the most pressing challenges in their communities.”
More than 600 awards are being presented this year during ceremonies held at several locations around the state.  It is estimated that more than 31,000 hours of service, with an economic impact of more than $727,000, were served by this year’s honorees during the past 12 months.
Coordinated by Volunteer Iowa, the Governor’s Volunteer Award program – now in its 34th year – provides an easy way for Iowa nonprofits, charitable organizations and government entities to honor their volunteers with a prestigious, state-level award. More information is available at volunteeriowa.org. 
About Waldorf University
Based in Forest City, Iowa, Waldorf University is a liberal arts institution that delivers engaging learning experiences through innovative residential and online instruction while providing students associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and certificates in organizational leadership, criminal justice, fire science, theater, education, biology and more. Visit Waldorf.edu to learn more.