Fort Worth College Becomes Certifying Organization for President's Volunteer Service Award Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian To start off the new year, Remington College - Fort Worth Campus has become a certifying organization for distribution of the President's Volunteer Service Award (PVSA). A "certifying organization," or CO, is an entity that is approved to review and verify a volunteer's hours and to nominate people for and distribute the Presidential awards. The President's Volunteer Service Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a certain standard, specifically measured by the number of hours of service provided over a 12-month period. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard for service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a central part of their lives. The award includes an official President's Volunteer Service Award lapel pin, a personalized certificate of achievement, and a congratulatory letter from the President of the United States. Over the coming weeks, the Fort Worth Campus will be introducing this program to its students as part of a Campus-wide effort to enhance volunteerism, both on an individual and group level. More information on the President's Volunteer Service Award is available at http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/.