YSU APAS receives Positive Image Award

Michael Glonek, left, APAS president, and Ed Villone, APAS vice president and president-elect, with the Positive Image Award.

Michael Glonek, left, APAS president, and Ed Villone, APAS vice president and president-elect, with the Positive Image Award.

The Youngstown Association of Professional and Administrative Staff has received the 2014-15 Ohio Education Association Positive Image Award.

Among the activities cited for the award is APAS securing a $500 grant on behalf of the local Boys and Girls Club this past year. APAS worked with the Boys and Girls Club to determine how best to leverage the money to fund two separate projects. A portion of the funds were used to purchase seeds, plants and equipment necessary to maintain a garden. Other funds were used to create the APAS Library Corner at the Boys and Girls Club.

The APAS union also developed a news release, which was sent out to a media list of local newspaper and broadcast outlets. The primary print publication in the area, the Youngstown Vindicator, ran a story about the projects on June 16, 2014. The article appeared in both the print and online versions of the newspaper.

YSU APAS remains committed to a variety of causes through donations to the United Way, Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley and more. The union is currently raising money to create an APAS union scholarship to help YSU students fund their educations.

For more information, contact Mollie Hartup at mahartup@ysu.edu or 330-941-3086.