November 25, 2015

SVSU student receives Hazel Jones Wright Award of Community Service

A Saginaw Valley State University student has been honored by the Women's Progressive Club of Saginaw with the Hazel Jones Wright Award for Community Service. Terry Blake, a business management major from Flint, received the award in November for his service activities on campus and in the community.

A senior at SVSU, Blake said his time in college has allowed him to perform community service not only through the organizations he is part of but also out of his love for the community.

“I realized at a very young age that everyone is only a mistake away from needing these services and I choose to give my all with no regrets in every community service project I am able to do,” he said.

Blake is heavily involved on SVSU’s campus, particularly in positions that assist other students navigate college successfully. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and the Organization of Black Unity. Blake also serves as a campus ambassador, and he is a founding member of God’s Children of Integrity and the founder and current coordinator of the student ambassadors program in SVSU’s Office of Multicultural Services.

The Women's Progressive Club of Saginaw's objective is to uplift the moral standard, economic, ecology, religion, intellectual and cultural enrichment, education and social welfare of women. The club has been a chapter of the Michigan State Association of Colored Women's Clubs, an affiliate of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs for more than 50 years.