Bishop D. Frederick Wertz Excellence in Service Award

Name: Bishop D. Frederick Wertz Excellence in Service Award in honor of D. Frederick Wertz

Mission/Purpose: The Bishop Wertz Excellence in Service Award is to recognize Lycoming College graduating seniors for their outstanding dedication and selfless service to others. Founded in 2006, the Award focuses on individuals who have performed and documented their service during their college career and have given of themselves for the common good.

Requirements: The top five graduating seniors honored with the Bishop Wertz Excellence in Service Award must have completed and documented, through the Lycoming College Community Service Center Service Database, a minimum of 300 volunteer hours over their college career. They must also have a clean academic record and standing with the Dean of Student Affairs. Those individuals who meet this requirement by March 1 of their graduating year will be recognized. Please note that Community Service Center Scholars are not eligible for this award, but are recognized through scholarship monies and a name plate on a plaque.

Recognition: The Bishop Wertz Excellence in Service Awards will be presented during the Annual Lycoming College Honor’s Convocation. A certificate of honor, and a medallion to be worn at commencement, will be presented to each award recipient. The Helen Hoover Service Award recipient will be selected from the Bishop Wertz Excellence in Service candidates.

Medallion: The medallion presented to recipients of the Bishop Wertz Excellence in Service Award will be of copper color, decorated with a blue and gold ribbon to signify the Lycoming College colors. The explanations for the front and back of the medallion are as follows:

Bishop Wertz Award
  1. A simple chi rho is a symbol of Christ. The down stroke of the "P" and the line across form the cross. The olive branch surrounding the center is a sign of peace and goodwill.
  2. The chi rho is a symbol of Christ and is placed with a basin to represent service. The olive branch surrounding the center is a sign of peace and goodwill.
  3. The back signifies the Excellence in Service and the recipient of the award.