Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award given to UNCSA employee Joe Rick

splash_joerick_3000WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.― Joe Rick, who works in Residence Life at UNC School of the Arts, has been awarded the 2016 Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award. Rick is a two-time Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters Services and also serves on the agency’s Bigs Council.

The award is presented annually by the UNC Board of Governors to a permanent staff member of one of the 17 institutions and university affiliate groups who demonstrates exceptional customer service; provides extraordinary assistance by providing additional help outside of normal job responsibilities throughout campus and surrounding communities; displays selfless acts of giving to campus and community events; and whose creativity and impact greatly exceed normal accomplishments of a staff employee. Joe’s segment will be featured on UNC-TV on Thurs., Dec. 15, at 8 pm.

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About Big Brother Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By locally partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (Littles) with screened volunteer mentors (Bigs) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Big Brother Big Sisters Services, Inc. serves Forsyth and Davie Counties, working with more than 500 children each year. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at