By Nicole Niemiec, MSU Alumni Association
The Judson Center is a non-profit human service agency that provides compassionate, comprehensive services to children and families throughout southeast Michigan. Each year, The Judson Center nominates a group or individual as the Volunteer of the Year. This year, the Detroit Spartans had the honor of receiving this award for their outstanding performance during the MSU Global Day of Service. The MSU Alumni Association accepted the Volunteer of the Year award on behalf of the Michigan State alumni who serve passionately for communities across Metro Detroit.
Peggy Kerr is the Community Relations and Volunteer Program Manager for the Judson Center. “The decision to choose MSU Alumni to receive this honor was discussed amongst our Development team,” said Kerr, “and we collectively decided without hesitation that MSU Alumni should receive this year’s award.”
The outstanding commitment from the Detroit Spartans does not go unnoticed on campus, either. They have come back to MSU the past four years for Global Day of Service, and have continually gone above and beyond to represent the MSU Alumni of Metro Detroit. MSU Global Day of Service and the volunteer work put forth by Spartan alumni is an inspiration in leadership for the next generation of Spartans.
One MSU alumnus has opted to stay connected to our mission by becoming involved on an individual level. She contacted the MSU Alumni Association in the week following the MSU Global Day of Service to offer her therapy dog at our upcoming Foster Care Appreciation event.
Countless others continue to offer time and resources to MSU Alumni volunteer efforts across many communities. The recognition of the Detroit Spartans by the Judson Center is an example of Spartans’ impact across the state, country, and world.