Merten Wins Volunteer Service Award

Posted: July 9, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Greg Guenthner

George Mason President Alan Merten was recognized as a 2002 Community Champion by the Volunteer Fairfax Board of Directors at a ceremony held April 23 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

Seven other members of the Fairfax community were selected along with Merten for their “active role in promoting volunteerism and service in the arts, education, health, or human services.” As a Community Champion, Merten was asked to attend VolunteerFest, a day dedicated to community service, on Oct. 26.

“It was an honor to be recognized by Volunteer Fairfax,” says Merten. “In addition to the time and energy that I give to the community, I am committed to encouraging members of the George Mason community to help make this a better community.”

Volunteer Fairfax was established in 1975 as a private nonprofit corporation. The volunteer center connects citizens to agencies looking for volunteers, provides consulting services to public and private agencies in Fairfax County, and publishes flyers detailing service opportunities. The center also publishes a quarterly newsletter and maintains a donations hotline that connects agencies with community donors.

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