Tennant has received the
2011 Community Living Initiatives Corp. Community Service Award .
award has been given annually for the last 19 years by the Community
Living Initiatives Corporation to individuals and businesses for
their efforts on behalf of older West Virginians.
works as the admission/marketing/activities director for Sundale
Nursing Home in Morgantown and has received numerous awards for her
professional activities, including the 2008 Professional Business Woman
of the Year by the Business and Professional Woman’s Association.
is also a past-president for various organizations, including the
Morgantown Rotary Club, Shack Neighborhood House and Council of Social
Agencies, and a member of the Human Rights Committees for PACE Tech and
Chestnut Ridge Hospital. Tennant is also an Adjunct Instructor for the
WVU School of Pharmacy and the owner of her own business, Tennant
like Donna are a valuable asset to our community,” said Jon B. Hunter,
chairman of the CLIC Board of Directors. “The compassion and respect she
shows for older adults is something we can all try to emulate as we strive to improve the quality of life for older West Virginians.”
have enjoyed spending time with our elderly population for almost 25
years,” Tennant said. “There is never a dull moment. They have taught me
to enjoy each and every day just as they do and to live life to the
fullest. They have more knowledge than any book you will ever read and
stories that never end. Making them smile is worth more than anything
money can buy. They are the best.”
nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CLIC focuses on community development
issues including planning, housing, transportation and recreation as
they relate to older adults.
award recipients include the Morgantown Rotary, the Greater Morgantown
Chamber of Commerce, City of Morgantown and Monongalia County Commission
(joint award), Monongalia Health Systems and WVU (joint award), ALL at
WVU, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC), BOPARC, Jon Hunter, the Hott &
Brown Foundations, The Dominion Post, Mountaineer Mall, Meals On Wheels,
Jim Wood, Senior Monongalians, Inc., The Village at Heritage Point,
Milan Puskar Health Right, Inc., In Touch and Concerned, HealthWorks and
West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
For more information on the Community Service Award or CLIC, call 304-292-0186.