Hamline News

Professor given AmeriCorps lifetime achievement award

Hamline School of Business professor Jim Scheibel recently won the highest possible award given for volunteer service—the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award from AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA).

Scheibel was chosen for the award based on his years of service to VISTA, advocacy, and volunteer work with mentoring-partnership organizations. He received the plaque, signed by President Barack Obama, during a ceremony held last summer for the 50th anniversary of the VISTA program.

“I was on the steering committee for the event, but it was a huge surprise when they asked me to stay up on stage to receive the award,” Scheibel says. “I have a lifelong commitment to building stronger communities through volunteer work. I like being a creator of the community I live in, and what’s even better is working with people to develop their leadership skills as co-creators.”

—Julie Kendrick