Giever Receives Volunteer Service Award

Posted on 5/22/2009 11:47:02 AM

Dr. Dennis Giever, Criminology professor, received the 2008–2009 Volunteer Service of the Year Award, presented by IUP's Office of Service Learning, for his work to establish the Hopeful Hearts program in Indiana, Pa.

Hopeful Hearts is a grief support center for children, adolescents, and their families, serving Indiana County, southern Jefferson County, and eastern Westmoreland and Armstrong counties. The center is supported by a $271,000 grant from Highmark Healthy High 5 secured by Dr. Giever and his wife, Diane Giever, to fund the first two years of program operation.