Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Valley-Bagley Receives President's Volunteer Service Award; Recognized in USA Today

Sandra Bagley
Due to her dedicated and selfless service in her community, Sandra Valley Bagley has been recognized by President Obama as a recipient of this year's President's Volunteer Service Award. The award, created in 2003 by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, was established to "recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve."  It is one of the highest awards given to volunteers in the United States.

In order to receive the award, Bagley volunteered hundreds of hours over the past year in a variety of capacities and was nominated by AT&T, where she is employed as a Senior Business Manager in Information Technology. Bagley said, "I just believe that we have a moral obligation to give back to our communities and I have been blessed to be in a position to do that. I enjoy the work that I do. I love my home and I am grateful for the recognition as a recipient of this national award from the President and from my employer."

AT&T recognized all of its employees with a full-page advertisement that appeared in the March 26 edition of the USA Today, a national publication.  Bagley will receive a letter from President Obama, a lapel pin, recognition on the AT&T web site and a special badge to wear at company events. 

Bagley has volunteered time for the Boys and Girls Club of Phillips County, the Helena-West Helena Booster Club which supports the extracurricular activities at Central High School, and at the New Haven Missionary Baptist Church, where she is an Associate Minister and a Trustee, directing a women's ministry and the training for new members. Bagley has also volunteered to assist one of the local Girls Scout Troops and teach computer skills to the senior citizens at the Mid-Delta Senior Citizens Center.

Bagley is a graduate of Helena-West Helena Central High School and Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas.  She has completed additional coursework at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a training program for ministers at the Howard Thurman Bible Institute operated by the Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.  She is married to Andrew Bagley, an Instructor at Phillips Community College, and is the mother of four (Donald, Tiffany, Chris, and Brian) and the stepmother of one (Collin).

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