Published: October 01, 2009
The University of Tampa’s PEACE Volunteer Center has been named the
Graham-Frey Civic Award Winner by the Florida Campus Compact (FL/CC).
Graham-Frey Civic Award was named in recognition of the extraordinary
civic contributions made by U.S. Senator Bob Graham and Congressman Lou
Frey. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development
of civic learning and engagement in sustaining our participatory
The PEACE (People Exploring Active Community
Experiences) Volunteer Center is the main volunteer organization at UT.
It connects UT students, faculty and staff with numerous service
organizations in the Tampa Bay area, and provides students with
opportunities for service-learning through projects that benefit the
According to the FL/CC, the award winners are “the
folks who are in the trenches, forging sustainable campus-community
partnerships that enhance the collegiate experience and help our
students become stronger and more active citizens.”
winners will be recognized at the Florida Campus Compact Awards Gala and
Luncheon on Oct. 15 in Miami. Speakers at the gala will be First Lady
Michelle Obama and State University System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan
For more information, go to www.floridacompact.org.