Stephon Alexander receives President's Volunteer Service Award

Stephon Alexander awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award

The Physics Department congratulates Stephon Alexander on his service award, the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA), which recognizes his many hours of civic participation. The PVSA “honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of the nation and inspires those around them to take action, too.” 

The President's Volunteer Service Award is a civil award bestowed by the President of the United States. Established by executive order by George W. Bush, the award was established to honor volunteers who give hundreds of hours per year helping others through the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation. The award can be granted to individuals, families, and organizations throughout the United States.

Depending on the number of service hours completed, individuals can receive the Bronze, Silver, Gold, and/or the President's Call to Service Award (also referred to as the President's Lifetime Achievement Award). The Call to Service Award is the most prestigious, and it has been awarded to few Americans to recognize over 4,000 hours of extraordinary service, including notable honorees such as S. Truett Cathy, Mark, Carman, and Zach Bonner.