Jefferson Awards for Public Service

2010 Recipients

2010 Annual Champion: Jessica Kelley

2010 Annual Jefferson Award Champion Jessica Kelley

Mission work in Jamaica, feeding the hungry in Toledo, building homes through Habitat for Humanity — there isn't much that Jessica Kelley doesn't do to help others. As a student at UT, Kelley lead multiple organizations and still found time to volunteer for dozens of causes. Read more

Jefferson Award Honoree Karen HobletKaren Hoblet - January

Karen Hoblet works tirelessly with the Parkinson Foundation, raising money in the hopes of providing the best care to those, like her father, who have Parkinson's disease.

Jefferson Award Honoree Joseph MoldJoseph Mold - March

During the weekends, Joseph Mold spends his time helping to transport and coach autistic and mentally challenged children in the Toledo Area Challenged Athletic League.

Jefferson Award Honoree Susan Andrews with UT President Lloyd JacobsSusan Andrews - April

Susan Andrews volunteers for Gliding Stars, a program that helps those who are developmentally challenged learn skills and socialize with one another through ice skating.

Jefferson Award Honoree Kristin Schaber with UT President Lloyd JacobsKristin Schaber - May

Kristin Schaber served for two years on the executive board of Dance Marathon, an event that helps raise money and awareness for the Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo.

Jefferson Award Honoree Nancy Ellis with UT President Lloyd JacobsNancy Ellis - June

Nancy Ellis volunteers for several things on campus, including helping students move in and planning events. She is best known by her colleagues for her personal acts of kindness.

Jefferson Award Honoree Tracee Ellis with UT President Lloyd Jacobs and Vice President for External Affairs Larry BurnsTracee Ellis - July

Tracee Ellis started a program at UT called Rocket Re-entry, where she helped adult learners set up their classes, UTAD accounts and more to make them feel welcome.

Jefferson Award Honoree Paul WebbPaul Webb - August

Along with others from his fraternity, Paul Webb biked across the country in the Journey of Hope, participating in different events to raise awareness for those with disabilities.

Jefferson Award Honoree Mary Kathleen Gilley with UT President Lloyd Jacobs and Vice President for External Affairs Larry BurnsMary Kathleen Gilley - September

As a counselor, Mary Kathleen Gilley volunteers her spare time to provide counseling at Family House, Women Blessing Women, the YMCA Battered Women's Shelter, and more.

Jefferson Award Honoree Joan Griffith with UT President Lloyd JacobsJoan Griffith - October

In January 2010, Dr. Joan Griffith founded the LEAP program at UTMC with the goal of teaching adolescents and children about eating healthy and living healthy lifestyles.

Jefferson Award Honoree Courtney ClementsCourtney Clements - December

For four years, Courtney Clements did Alternative Spring Break, where she spent her time in St. Louis helping with Hurricane Katrina recovery — both cleaning and rebuilding.

Last Updated: 6/26/15