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NCVS Closing Session Celebrates Champions of Service

by CNCS Staff

This post originally appeared on the NCVS blog on June 8, 2011.

In today’s closing session, attendees can look forward to music from R&B legend Percy Sledge and a celebration of truly inspiring champions of service.

Luminaries including the “Daily Show’s” British Correspondent John Oliver, New Orleans chef John Besh, CNBC’s Nicole Lapin and First Lady of New Orleans Cheryl Landrieu will participate and celebrate volunteers from across the country.

CNCS Board Chair Mark Gearan will award the President’s Higher Education Community/Service Honor Roll to six universities for outstanding civic engagement. Points of Light Institute's Michelle Nunn and acting CNCS CEO Robert Velasco II will say good-bye to the Big Easy and set the course for the future.

We’ll learn about the volunteer sector’s plan for the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, where Points of Light’s HandsOn Network, MyGoodDeed, CNCS and dozens of other organizations will work together to create the single-largest expression of service in history.

Those not in New Orleans can view a livestream of the session here at 1:30 PM EST and follow along with @ServeDotGov on Twitter, where CNCS will be live-tweeting the session.

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