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Last updated 5:58AM ET
July 19, 2018
WOUB Center for Public Media honors community volunteers
WOUB Center for Public Media's honorees
(WOUB) - The WOUB Center for Public Media sponsored a volunteer appreciation event on Wednesday, April 18, at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda room on the campus of Ohio University. The event honored volunteers who assist in various capacities at the Center. Carolyn Bailey Lewis, director and general manager, Carol Carter, volunteer and major giving coordinator, and Jeannie Jeffers, membership manager, presented several awards to individuals and organizations.

The Television Food Sponsor of the Year Award was given to Domino's Pizza of Athens. The Radio Food Sponsor of the Year Award was given to McDonald's and Captain D's of Athens. These awards recognize businesses that provide food for volunteers who help with membership campaigns.

Community service awards were presented to AM Rotary of Athens, Pete Hart of D28+5 , and Karen Chan of Wired for Books, to recognize these organizations and individuals for their efforts in volunteering during membership campaigns and other WOUB initiatives.

The WOUB Staff Above and Beyond Award was given to Yvonne Brite, Technology and Operations accounting specialist. The Elizabeth O'Bleness Volunteer of the Year Award, which is given in memory of Mrs. Elizabeth O'Bleness who was a longtime volunteer at WOUB, was presented to Jeff Wilson of Athens.

The Community Partner of the Year award was presented to Steve Roley from Hocking Hills Travel Agency in Nelsonville. Roley's contributions were recognized for donations of travel and other items for radio membership campaigns.

WOUB thanks all who currently volunteer, and who have volunteered in the past and the station encourages others to participate. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Carol Carter at 593-4962 or

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