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During our 2019 Faculty and Staff Appreciation Luncheon, two members of our SCO family were honored for their hard work and dedication to service in the Memphis community with the inaugural EYEServe Outstanding Community Service Award. This year’s recipients were Janice Frazier-Scott from our Human Resources Department and Dr. Julie Shalhoub.
As part of SCO’s strategic plan, our goal is to reinforce a “culture of service” and encourage enhanced collaboration with community partners; therefore, the purpose of the EYEServe Award is to recognize at least one champion each year who is highly engaged in the local community.
The annual award is designed to honor high levels of community service, including volunteer work and leadership roles and the recipients were nominated by their peers.
Janice Frazier-Scott was awarded for her longtime community and civil rights work with the Memphis Branch of the NAACP where she served as a member of the Executive Board.
“It was such a surprise and honor to be selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the EYEServe award. I grew up as one taught that to whom much is given, much is required,” said Scott. “I am inspired by this honor to continue to serve wherever I can.”
Mrs. Scott has also been a member of the Melrose High School Alumni Association for over 20 years and has been an active member in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated where she currently works with the Delta GEM program, which is a mentoring program for high school girls.
Dr. Julie Shalhoub was awarded for her volunteer work as a mentor with Youth Villages. Her commitment to service in the Memphis community has begun since her time here at SCO.
“A big reason that drew me to SCO was our commitment to service and involvement in the community. My time as a mentor through Youth Villages has been life changing and inspiring.,” said Dr. Shalhoub. “It’s been an honor to be recognized for service and encourage everyone to find a way to give back.”
Learn more in her Memphis Vision blog post: memphisvision.org/blog/posts/julie-shalhoub.
Each award recipient received a medallion and representatives from the NAACP and Youth Villages were on hand to receive a contribution made in each recipient's honor.
Congratulations to these inaugural recipients of the Eye Serve Memphis Awards!