VEGA’s Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

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2016:

Lynda Swenson, VEGA Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Organization: International Service Executive Corps (IESC)

Read more: Lynda Swenson: Vega Volunteer of the Year 2016

Lynda Swenson: Giving back from 45 years of finance experience

 

John Turner, VEGA Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Organization: Financial Services Volunteer Corps (FSVC)

Read more: John Turner: VEGA Volunteer of the Year 2016

 

Neelam Canto-Lugo, Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Organization: Winrock International

Read more: Neelam Canto-Lugo: VEGA Volunteer of the Year for Farmer-to-Farmer 2016

Appeal Democrat highlights VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer of the Year Neelam Canto-Lugo

 

Charlene Nash, Farmer-to-Farmer SPSP Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Organization: National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)

Read more: Charlene Nash: VEGA Volunteer of the Year for Farmer-to-Farmer SPSP 2016

VEGA Farmer-to-Farmer SPSP Volunteer of the Year Charlene Nash Featured in The Daily Times

Video: Volunteer of the Year Charlene Nash on Why She Started Volunteering and Regenerating Soil in Africa

 

2015:

Dr. Phyllis Resnick, VEGA Volunteer of the Year

Nominating Organization: Financial Service Volunteer Corps (FSVC)

Read more: Dr. Phyllis Resnick: 2015 Volunteer Service Award Winner

Volunteer Profile: Phyllis Resnick

 

Matthew Cleaver

Nominating Organization: Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA)

Read more: Matthew Cleaver: 2015 Volunteer Service Award Winner

Volunteer Profile: Matt Cleaver

 

Bryan Montgomery

Nominating Organization: International City/County Management Association (ICMA)

Read more: Bryan Montgomery: 2015 Volunteer Service Award Winner

Volunteer Profile: Bryan Montgomery

 

Jock Brandis and Randy Shackelford

Nominating Organization: National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA)

Read more: Jock Brandis and Randy Shackelford: 2015 Volunteer Service Award Winners

Volunteer Profile: Jock Brandis & Randy Shackelford

 

2013:

Harold “Hal” Handley, Volunteer of the Decade

Nominating Organization: International Service Executive Corps (IESC)

Read more: VEGA Names Harold Handley Volunteer of the Decade at Annual Awards Ceremony

Harold “Hal” Handley: Facilitating Economic Growth Project (FEG)

 

David Pearce, Honorable Mention Volunteer of the Decade

Nominating Organization: Winrock International

Read more: Bismarck man honored for volunteer work

 

Anais Troadec, Alliance Award

Nominating Organization: Winrock International

Read more: Local woman honored for volunteerism

Anais Troadec: Gender Development

 

Robert Alexandriysky, Program Award

Nominating Organization: International Service Executive Corps (IESC)

Read more: Robert Alexandriysky: Tunisia Small and Medium Enterprise Project

 

Melat Ijigu, VEGA Diaspora Volunteer Award

Nominating Organization: Cuso International

Read more: Announcing the Winner of the VEGA 2013 Diaspora Volunteer Award

 

Nick Zigic, Honorable Mention VEGA Diaspora Volunteer Award

Nominating Organization: The International Real Property Foundation (IRPF)

Read more: Diaspora Award Honorable Mention: Nick Zigic

 

2012:

Mushtaq Memon, VEGA Alliance Service Award

Nominating Organization: ACDI/VOCA

Read more: Dr. Mushtaq Memon

 

Haoua Cheick Seip, VEGA Program Service Award

Nominating Organization: International Service Executive Corps (IESC)

Read more: Haoua Cheick Seip: Artisans Achieving Economic Independence

Diaspora Volunteer Launches Women-Entrepreneur Mentorship Program with FFSWE Program

 

Triin Visnapuu, Mid-Career Service Award

Nominating Organization: CDC Development Solutions


2012 VEGA Diaspora Volunteer Service Awards:

 

Yared Ayele, Award for Corporate Volunteerism

 

Manjula Dissanayake, Award for Partnership Building

 

Paul Pham, Award for Grasroots Innovation

 

Hugo Cardona, Award for Social Entrepreneurship

 

Magaline Goman, Award for Short-Term Volunteering