Each year the organization of faculty retirees from West Chester University presents a service award to a member who has been retired for at least five years and does significant volunteer work that is not an extension of his/her pre-retirement professional life.
The 2019 awardee is Mike Weiss, of Bryn Mawr, who retired from WCU’s Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2013.
Since then he has been volunteering at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia as a docent and at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where he is a patient transporter.
Weiss also serves on the board of directors of Arts Holding Hands and Hearts, a Coatesville-based nonprofit dedicated to serving disadvantaged Chester County children and families by promoting and providing arts, yoga, and literature to them.
In addition, for the past six years Weiss has been judge of elections in Radnor.
For this very diverse and constant volunteer activity, the West Chester University chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties presented Weiss with its 2019 Service Award at its annual fall luncheon in November.