eriowa.org/awardsDes Moines University Clinic received a 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Award during a special recognition ceremony held June 5 in Pleasant Hill. The clinic was honored for its outstanding commitment and service to the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP).
“I am very pleased to honor those who have given the precious gift of their time to make a difference and enrich lives in communities all across Iowa,” said Governor Terry Branstad. “I never tire of meeting volunteers and hearing about the wonderful accomplishments they contribute to making this state great.”
The Governor’s Volunteer Awards program was created in 1982, with inaugural awards presented in 1983. What began as a small program only available to state government agencies has expanded over the years and now provides all Iowa nonprofit, charitable and government organizations with an easy way to honor their volunteers with a prestigious state-level recognition award.
Several hundred volunteers are recognized each year with awards in one of several categories: Individual, Group, Length of Service or Disaster Volunteer.
“An unknown author wrote ‘Volunteers are seldom paid; not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless’,” said Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. “I couldn’t agree more. The Governor and I are privileged to thank and recognize all of this year’s award recipients for their dedication.”
The Governor’s Volunteer Awards program is coordinated by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service and the Governor’s Office. For more information, visit www.volunte.
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Des Moines University (DMU) is the only private medical school in Iowa, offering graduate-level, professional degree programs in osteopathic medicine, podiatric medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, biomedical sciences, anatomy, health care administration and public health. Founded in 1898, the institution offers superior academics in a collaborative environment. DMU students' pass rate on national examinations and board certifications is consistently higher than the national average and the rates at similar institutions.