Thank You to All of the STAR Award Nominees!

2013 SA LogoThese individuals and groups have been nominated for the  Sharing Time And Resources (STAR) Awards. All are invited to attend the STAR Awards ceremony and breakfast on the morning of Wednesday, April 23 at Chenery Auditorium.  Nominees, winners and volunteerism will be celebrated during this beloved community event in its 29th year!

Check back soon for the 2014 nominees!

2013

Volunteer Manager of the Year Category

The Volunteer Manager of the Year Award is part the STAR Awards Program as a collaboration between the Kalamazoo Association of Volunteer Administrators (KAVA), Volunteer Kalamazoo and MLive Media Group/Kalamazoo Gazette. KAVA has been recognizing Volunteer Managers with this award since 1988.

Nominee

Nominee Organization

Nominator

Dale Abbott Trybal Revival Community Gardens Catie Boring
Joanne Coy Plainwell Middle School/Big Brothers Big Sisters Stacie Brown
Susan Larner Colleagues International Dallas Oberlee
Sheri Louis Generous Hands David Westman
Willo Radgens Ministry with Community Alphonso James-Harris
Tamra Stafford Air Zoo Larry Rolfe
Tamra Stafford Air Zoo Wanda Wallis
Tamra Stafford Air Zoo Walter B Forbes
Tamra Stafford Air Zoo Ernie Bockstanz
Jessica Ward Senior Services of Southwest Michigan Kathleen Kelleher

Individual Categories

 Nominee

Nominator

Nominator Organization

Erika Ackerman Ella Ackerman
Alex Corbin Jeremy Wright Plainwell High School
Kyrstin George Jennifer Lang Colleagues International
Theresa Grossi Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Kitu Komya America Edwards
Humza Mirza Hafiz Akbar
Susmitha Narishetty Siri Mallavarapu
Madonna Nimmo Diana Haring & Ruth Hook Indian Lake Elementary
Kelsey Powers Kristine Powers
Jessica Rushlau Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Sarah Wright Dee Sinicki WoodsEdge Learning Center
Kristin Glancy Karen Altom Heartland Hospice
Ashleigh Holden Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
Megan Kaiser Michaelyn Denny Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
Jackson Peebles April Peebles
Adrian Vazquez Adam Poole Hispanic American Council
Brittany Worley Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Brad Bloom Karyn Medendorp Paramount Charter Academy
Bill Cote Maggie Hiatt Open Doors
Robert Cuttle Sheila King Heritage Christian Academy
Andrea Enyedi Chris Praedel Kalamazoo Literacy Council
Jamie Evans Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Sandra Fortier Teresa Snook Friendship Village – Kalamazoo
Walt Goodrich Sue Isaacson West Michigan Cancer Center
Karen Graham-Taylor Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Jillian Green Leadership Kalamazoo Class of 2012
Linda Lamorandier Fred Harvey Michigan Works! Kalamazoo & St. Joseph Counties
Wayne Loney Sue Isaacson West Michigan Cancer Center
Paul MacNellis Ryan Koziatek Kalamazoo Nature Center
Jack Manis Michaelyn Denny Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
Gloria Mireles Kathy Wyrick New Latino Visions/HERO
Dr. Gary Ryder Katie Meskil SPCA of Southwest Michigan
Janice Selden Lisa Rodriguez
Joseph Timko Jessica Ward Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Mary Vliek Karen Altom Heartland Hospice
Rhonda Zeluff Karen Altom Heartland Hospice
Lydia Blanchard Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Magnolia Bodley Marsha Irelan
Sharon DeHaan Miranda Grunwell Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Bob Dudley Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
Chuck Ford Lori Smoker Young Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan
Mary Foster Beth Walters Kalamazoo Drop-In Child Care Center
James Heaton Kalamazoo Central High School & Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo
Mike Keenan Sandy Linabury Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
Marie King Tracie Wheeler Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
June Miller Chris Praedel Kalamazoo Literacy Council, Board of Directors
Carol Pellowe Tammy Kelly Heritage Community of Kalamazoo
Millie Pike Brian Pegouske Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Frank Robinson Sandy Barry-Loken Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run
Elaine TenBrink Barbara Fish Heritage Community of Kalamazoo
William Tomko Melissa (Missy) Best Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo
Dawn Welch Susan Rall Program for Special Skiers
Darwin Wellington Larry Rolfe
Suzanne Armour Karen Betley Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
J. Edward Halcomb American Red Cross
Peg Johnston Kay Ensfield Wide Open Table, Portage United Church of Christ
Dawn Marciniak Melodie Holman & Ann Berglund Your Turn
Joy Veltkamp Kalamazoo Deacons Conference
Mary Wellington Laurie Havel Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Rick Cahow Tamra Stafford Air Zoo
Karol Chopp Laura Crosbie & Paul Becker Girl Scouts Heart of MI & Mattawan Lions Club
Sveri Stromsta May Brian Pegouske Battle Creek VA Medical Center
Sveri Stromsta May Matt McCullough
Veva Abrahamsen (posthumous) Teresa Stannard Parchment Community Library

Group Categories

Nominee

Nominator

Nominator Organization

Gull Lake High School Volunteens Bobbi Jo Stoner Gull Lake High School
Western Michigan University America Reads Program Carly Wiggins Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo
“Santa’s Elves” volunteers at Ministry with Community Willo Radgens Ministry with Community
The Tuesday Toolmen of Senior Services, Inc. Brian Penny Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
SWMI Road to Recovery Volunteer Coordinators Ann Moenke American Cancer Society
Hurricane Sandy Responders American Red Cross
Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes Call Center Volunteers Laura Winther Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes
Timber Ridge National Ski Patrol Ray Drysdale
Portage Community Center Receptionist Volunteers Diane Schrock Portage Community Center
Community Learning Center Tutoring Program Volunteers  Mary Gustas  Comstock Community Center
Haven Church Fresh Food Initiative Group Dan Salerno Food Bank of South Central Michigan
First Day Shoe Fund Volunteers Jen Brown First Day Shoe Fund
Borgess Medical Center Volunteers Julie Luginbill Borgess Medical Center
Bethany Christian Services Safe Families for Children Host Family Volunteers  Karen Renzema Bethany Christian Services
Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus Parent League Leona Gould-McElhone Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus
Adult Tutor Program Team, Kalamazoo Literacy Council Chris Praedel Kalamazoo Literacy Council
Work Wednesday Crew Maggie Hiatt Open Doors
Hands2Hands Bonnie Pfingst Plainwell Community Schools
Southern Heights Church-Rickman House Volunteers Kathy Smyser Housing Resources, Inc.
Youth Advisory Board of Catholic Charities Diocese
of Kalamazoo (Transitional Living Program)
Phyllis Senesi, Charmelle Abdullah & Jeannine Boehme Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Dive Team Sheriff Richard Fuller III Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard Sheriff Richard Fuller III Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office
Michigan Blood Volunteers Terri Drafta Michigan Blood
Joani Siwik Memorial – Meals on Wheels Christmas Box Project Molly Petersen & Jessica Ward Housing Resources, Inc. & Senior Services of Southwest Michigan
Trudy and Jerry Morrissey Michaelyn Denny Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity
Stryker Women’s Network, Instruments Division Erin Smith Family & Children Services
Eaton Corporation Erin Smith Family & Children Services
Eaton Corporation Bigs In Business Carmen James Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
Target Distribution Center Volunteers Brian Pegouske Battle Creek VA Medical Center

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