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2004 Governor's Volunteer Award Recipients

Challenge Adult Award

Cristel Hunt
Kimper/Pike County

A volunteer for Johns Creek Elementary and Pike Central High School, Cristel Hunt has overcome incredible obstacles to give her time and care to others. Beginning at home with her three children who require special care, Cristel extends her skill and knowledge as a mother to children in the classroom. She sees potential where others see limitations.

Citizen Corps Individual Award

Pamela Gillim
Owensboro/Daviess County

Pam Gillim was a member of the very first class of Community Emergency Response Team graduates in Daviess County, and since then she has continued to volunteer up to 20 hours a week as a member of the local Citizen Corps. She has assisted with each succeeding CERT class and volunteers with emergency management, law enforcement and search and rescue efforts, while working to ensure that Daviess Countians with disabilities are also served.

Director of Volunteers Award

Shirley Henderson
Somerset/Pulaski County

Shirley Henderson oversees a volunteer force of more than 2,000 serving the Pulaski County School District. A former volunteer herself, she knows the needs of volunteers and what it takes to make a good project/volunteer match. One of the hallmarks of her success is the low turnover rate among her volunteers. Many of the parents she recruits to work in classrooms remain long after their own children have been promoted or graduated. Shirley works to make sure the program is enriching, safe and successful for the district, the schools, the parents and, of course, for the children.

Impact Adult Award

Margaret Mattingly
Owensboro/Daviess County

Betty Williams accepted the award on Margaret's behalf.

Founder of the soup kitchen in Owensboro, Margaret Mattingly is also a willing volunteer there, helping serve an average of 80 people a day, seven days a week, in addition to helping prepare meals for local hospice patients. She coordinates program volunteers and duty assignments, makes sure there are adequate supplies, plans the meals and recruits new volunteers. At the age of 80, Margaret worries about who will follow her when she can no longer do this work. We trust that she will enjoy many more years of service and that her legacy will be generations of volunteers to continue her work well into the future.


Last Updated 9/11/2008