Carolynn Cohron Receives the 2014 Kathleen Godwin Cole Award
Carolynn Cohron was awarded the Kathleen Godwin Cole Volunteer Award for 2014 during the monthly Land of Sky Council meeting on April 23rd. Cohron was recognized for her service to the Senior Companion Program and her role as a Volunteer Leader to the companions and clients at Laurel Wood Apartments in Asheville.“We owe the success of the Senior Companion Program here at Laurel Wood Apartments to Carolynn,” said Kathryn Hightower, Community Administrator at Laurel Wood. “Her commitment to providing services to seniors so they can remain in independent living has been outstanding.”
Kathe Harris, chair of the Senior Volunteer Services Advisory Council, presided over the awards celebration. “Volunteers are the heart of our communities, and today we are here to celebrate those volunteers who have been nominated for this award,” Harris said. “As we celebrate our nominees today, we are grateful for the service that each has given to our communities.” Cohron was chosen from a pool of 12 nominees.
Others receiving nominations for the award include:
- G’Anne Sparks – for her work with the Blue Ridge Literacy Council
- Craig Miller – for his work with the Brevard Police Department
- Charles Dickens – for his advocacy work with the Senior Tar Heel Legislature
- Terry Randolph – for his work with the ABCCM Medical Clinic
- Lee Stewart – for her work with the Transylvania County Council on Aging and the Silvermont Opportunity Center
- Charlie Franck – for his work with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
- Claudia Nix – for her advocacy work for bicycle and pedestrian issues
- Keith Costello – for his work with the Literacy Council of Buncombe Co.
- Karl Katterjohn – for his work with the Buncombe Co. Sheriff’s Office S.E.R.V. Program
- Delores Stroupe – for her advocacy work with the Senior Tar Heel Legislature
- Edward Imhoff – for his work with the Brevard Police Department
The award was established in 1990 in memory of Kathleen Godwin Cole, who served for several years on the Advisory Council on Aging and was the Chair of its Contractor Relations Committee. She was also Chair of the Buncombe County Domiciliary Home Community Advisory Committee for several years. The award is given annually to one Land of Sky volunteer, age 55 or better, who has made a significant contribution to our region.
(Missing from photos are Charles Dickens, Keith Costello, Delores Stroupe and Eward Imhoff.)