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Friday, September 25, 2009

Herrenbrucks receive 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award

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Terri and Bruce Herrenbruck
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The Volunteer USI Advisory Council presented Bruce and Terri Herrenbruck with the 2009 USI Volunteer of the Year Award at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Wednesday. The Volunteer USI Advisory Council and the Office of Alumni and Volunteer Services host the annual event to acknowledge and thank USI's outstanding volunteers.

The Herrenbruck's commitment to USI Athletics and to the Varsity Club sets a fine example and demonstrates the power of an individual to effect change. Bruce Herrenbruck has donated 1,123 volunteer hours to USI since 1996, when the Volunteer USI program was initiated, while Terri Herrenbruck has given the University 829 volunteer hours.

Sandy Hatfield, retired Athletics administrative assistant and current Varsity Club chair, said, "Before retiring from my Varsity Club position, I could always depend on either Bruce or Terri for any job that I had. Bruce worked at the golf scramble after he played with his foursome, grilled steaks and chops in the Fall Festival booth, helped with the Steak Fry 'n Auction, and of course served in the bar area in the Varsity Club Room. You never have to worry when Bruce is in charge of anything. Additionally, he can really pop great popcorn for all to enjoy."

Hatfield added, "Terri is a wonderful right hand for anyone and she certainly was for me. Anything that I needed - baskets of goodies for the Outback luncheon, bartender at the golf scramble, attendance greeter at the Steak Fry 'n Auction, co-captain in the Fall Festival booth - she provided. While a member of the Varsity Club Board of Directors, Terri was always helpful and optimistic with her suggestions and even hosted the entire board and their spouses at her home for a cookout."

Mandi Fulton, coordinator of Athletics Outreach & Events, said, "Bruce and Terri Herrenbruck exemplify what a Varsity Club volunteer is, and should be. Their hard work and dedication is an inspiration to other volunteers. They are always one of the first to step forward when volunteers are needed. Bruce repeatedly is the go-to man when advice on nearly any topic is needed. Bruce's input is always respected and usually heeded."

As the recipients of the 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award, the Herrenbruck's names will be placed on the permanent plaque that is displayed outside of Carter Hall in the University Center.

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