EKU AmeriCorps director honored 
Nancy Thames, right, director of Eastern Kentucky University's AmeriCorps program since its inception in 1994, was honored recently for her years of service and achievements. Thames, who is retiring this year, was presented a Governor's Citation by Eileen Cackowski, left, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service. Thames is the longest-serving AmeriCorps program director in Kentucky. This past year EKU AmeriCorps members, serving in elementary schools throughout the university's service region, tutored at-risk reading students in one-on-one and small group reading tutoring programs, with more than 85 percent of the tutored students' reading levels increasing to at or above grade level. EKU Corps members have also coordinated Make a Difference Day canned food drives, Red Ribbon Week and Too Good for Drugs drug education programs, Soldier Care Package projects, Veteran's Day ceremonies, Breakfast/Reading with Grandparents and Family Read Night programs, Read Across America and Dr. Seuss birthday activities, Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemorations, Fill a Backpack canned food drives, Recycling Relays, Salvation Army bell ringing, Internet safety presentations and Environ presentations on environmental education.
EKU AmeriCorps director honored Nancy Thames, right, director of Eastern Kentucky University's AmeriCorps program since its inception in 1994, was honored recently for her years of service and achievements. Thames, who is retiring this year, was presented a Governor's Citation by Eileen Cackowski, left, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service. Thames is the longest-serving AmeriCorps program director in Kentucky. This past year EKU AmeriCorps members, serving in elementary schools throughout the university's service region, tutored at-risk reading students in one-on-one and small group reading tutoring programs, with more than 85 percent of the tutored students' reading levels increasing to at or above grade level. EKU Corps members have also coordinated Make a Difference Day canned food drives, Red Ribbon Week and Too Good for Drugs drug education programs, Soldier Care Package projects, Veteran's Day ceremonies, Breakfast/Reading with Grandparents and Family Read Night programs, Read Across America and Dr. Seuss birthday activities, Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemorations, Fill a Backpack canned food drives, Recycling Relays, Salvation Army bell ringing, Internet safety presentations and Environ presentations on environmental education.
EKU AmeriCorps director honored Nancy Thames, right, director of Eastern Kentucky University's AmeriCorps program since its inception in 1994, was honored recently for her years of service and achievements. Thames, who is retiring this year, was presented a Governor's Citation by Eileen Cackowski, left, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service. Thames is the longest-serving AmeriCorps program director in Kentucky. This past year EKU AmeriCorps members, serving in elementary schools throughout the university's service region, tutored at-risk reading students in one-on-one and small group reading tutoring programs, with more than 85 percent of the tutored students' reading levels increasing to at or above grade level. EKU Corps members have also coordinated Make a Difference Day canned food drives, Red Ribbon Week and Too Good for Drugs drug education programs, Soldier Care Package projects, Veteran's Day ceremonies, Breakfast/Reading with Grandparents and Family Read Night programs, Read Across America and Dr. Seuss birthday activities, Martin Luther King Jr. birthday commemorations, Fill a Backpack canned food drives, Recycling Relays, Salvation Army bell ringing, Internet safety presentations and Environ presentations on environmental education.

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