In November the CDR hosted a volunteer reception for community members, students, faculty, and staff who volunteer with our many high-impact programs. At the reception two outstanding volunteers were recognized as “volunteers of the year” – Lisa Owen, and Denea Malone.
Lisa Owen is a local mediator who has volunteered with the CDR for years in a variety of capacities, including as a victim-offender mediator, a victim-impact panel facilitator, a mediation coach, and a family group conference facilitator. Not only has she provided invaluable volunteer service, but she has mentored countless new volunteers over the years. Denea Malone is master’s student in the Department of Communication who works with the CDR as a Girls Circle Facilitator. She also coordinates the CDR’s Conflict Resolution in College (CRC) student group. Her efforts led to the CRC being recognized as an official student organization at Missouri State University.
The CDR is incredibly grateful to all of our 50+ volunteers who contribute their time, expertise, and knowledge to make our community programs possible! For information on how you can volunteer, please email CDR@MissouriState.edu.