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Outstanding Volunteer Service Award



The purpose of this award is to recognize one volunteer annually who has devoted significant time and effort and outstanding service to the Millersville University Alumni Association or the University on behalf of the Millersville University Alumni Association.


This award may be given to any living alumni member, who is a graduate of Millersville University, an active volunteer, and one who has distinguished himself or herself by devoting significant time and effort and shown outstanding service to the Millersville University Alumni Association or the University on behalf of the Millersville University Alumni Association.

Method of Nomination/Deadline

Nominations will be sought from the membership of the Millersville University Alumni Association Board, committees and University Departments. Nominations must be submitted no later than January 31 of a calendar year and will be addressed to the MU Alumni Association, Office of Alumni Engagement, Millersville University, P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551 or via email to

Selection Committee

The Nominations and Awards Committee will facilitate the selection process and will serve as the selection committee and will meet in late February or early March each year to determine the individual to be honored.

Number of Recipients

Only one recipient can receive this award per year. Nominations not acted upon in the current year may be held for reconsideration the following year.

Selection Criteria

The intent of the award is to honor the alumni volunteer who devoted significant time and effort and demonstrated outstanding service to the Alumni Association or the University on behalf of the Alumni Association during the past year. Philanthropic support of the University on its own is not to be considered sole justification for selection.

Award Presentation

The recipient selected will receive written notification from the Nominations and Awards Committee Chairperson. An award will then be presented by the President of the Millersville University Alumni Association or his/her designee at the Honors and Awards Convocation.



David Hernandez was born in Puerto Rico but has spent most of his life in Lancaster County. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Millersville in 1971. As a student, he was very active in campus life serving on the staff of “The Snapper” (student newspaper) and “The Touchstone” (yearbook). He edited “The Black and Gold” (student handbook), served as student secretary for the Student Publications Office and was elected to Pi Delta Epsilon. He served as a student guide for incoming freshman, was a member of the Circle K Club, and participated in intramural sports.

Since graduation, Hernandez has maintained a close connection to his alma mater and began serving on the MUAA’s events committee in 1986 assisting with Homecoming and Alumni Weekends, commencements, Freshmen Orientation pinning ceremonies and Move-In Day, local and regional alumni gatherings and trips, and Lancaster County United Way Day of Caring. He served numerous terms on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, including two years on the Executive Committee.


Kitty Glass '53

Associate Professor, Catalog Librarian, retired in July 1996, from Millersville University after 28 years of service. The librarian/associate professor emeritus  guided the library in its transition from printed catalog cards to an automated online catalog and has cataloged a variety of materials including monographs, textbooks, videocassettes, filmstrips, pictures, rare books, maps, prints and broadsides. She was responsible for selecting the library’s children’s books during the past 25 years, resulting in a very strong Juvenile Collection that is well used by students taking education courses. For the past two decades, Kitty has served on numerous boards including the MU Alumni Association Board of Directors (current board member); Student Services Inc. Board of Directors (1972-1996); Treasurer of the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties; and the Homecoming Committee.

Her numerous volunteer activities have included Class of 1953 60th Reunion; Freshman Convocation; Move-In Day, Senior Send Off, Alumni Association Events Committee; Alumni Fall Fling; Commencement; numerous alumni receptions in the local area; MU After Work events and many other activities She is also a member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries. Kitty received her undergraduate degree in Library Science from Millersville University and Master’s Degree in Library Science from Drexel University.

Past Recipients of the Outstanding Volunteer Service Award:

2013 Stephen Kepchar, Jr. ’70

2012 William Martin '81

2011 Stephen E. Focht '70

2010 Dr. Richard L. Frerichs '64