Elaine Baker, Ph.D., M.S.W. was awarded the 2012 Andrus Award for Community Service in Mississippi. Nominations for 2013 are open until June 1.

Elaine Baker, Ph.D., M.S.W., was awarded the 2012 Andrus Award for Community Service in Mississippi. Nominations for 2013 are open until June 1.

There’s still time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for the 2013 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors age 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  “AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State President Bruce W. Brice, Sr.

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced on or around September 1, 2013.

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

•           Nominee must be 50 years or older.

•           The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.

•           The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.

•           Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.

•           This is not a posthumous award.

To nominate someone, click here. The application deadline is June 1, 2013.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country.

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