FSC professor Malcolm Manners receives second President's Volunteer Service Award
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 23, 2008) – Dr. Malcolm M. Manners, chair of the horticultural science department at Florida Southern College, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for the second time. This award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit and encourage all Americans to contribute through volunteer service.
Manners spent two weeks in Kyrgyzstan during 2007 as part of Winrock International’s Farmer-to-Farmer Volunteer Program, providing horticultural consulting and training. He has volunteered in the past in many other developing countries, including Egypt, Armenia, Turkmenistan, India, Mozambique, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
Winrock is a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. The program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and currently operates in 25 countries.