Graduate student wins Red Cross award for blood drive efforts

May 01, 2012

Jesse Scott, vice president of the Penn State Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC), received the Red Cross School Sponsor Coordinator Award. He will be recognized at the Red Cross's annual meeting on June 5 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Scott, a graduate student in computer science and engineering, serves as the College of Engineering blood drive coordinator and works closely with the EGSC to organize blood drives for the college. He is responsible for scheduling and confirming room reservations, recruiting volunteers and donors, coordinating food donations and publicizing the drives.

His nominator explained, "He either calls or emails all of the people on the eligible donor list individually. His donor schedules, on average, are more than 80 percent filled before the drive."

Scott works with EGSC to ensure the drives are successful. Since Scott and EGSC began directing the College of Engineering blood drives three years ago, they have collected 520 units for their goal of 540, or 96.3 percent of their goal.

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Last Updated May 02, 2012