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Dr. Gregory Allen May Honored with Presidential Voluntary Service Award for Lifetime Achievement

Updated: Mar 22


Educational Communities Worldwide is proud to announce that the late Dr. Gregory Allen May has been awarded the Presidential Voluntary Service Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his dedication to giving back to his community.


Dr. May was respected, deeply committed to serving his community and known for his tireless efforts to improve the lives of those around him. He worked for Centerstone for almost two decades, holding various positions including Director of Integrated Health and Administrative Director of Adult and Family Services. He also owned and operated his own business, How To Save A Life LLC, which provided American Red Cross instructional programs to businesses and organizations.


Dr. May was a dedicated volunteer, serving with the Community Kitchen in Bloomington, the Monroe County Public Library as a Job Search Consultant, and the American Red Cross in various capacities. He was also a member of the Business Advisory Board at Harrison College, board member of the United Way and also involved with the Problem-Solving Courts. Throughout his career, he made countless contributions to his community, volunteering his time and expertise to help others.


Dr. May earned an associate degree in general studies from Ivy Tech Community College in 2005, followed by a bachelor's degree in human resources from Oakland City University in 2007 and a Master of Science in Management from the same institution in 2008. In 2014, he earned his Ed.D. and became a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Oakland City University.


Even after achieving this impressive milestone, Dr. May continued to pursue further education, earning a Master of Social Work from Indianapolis University – Purdue University Indianapolis in 2020. In August of 2022, he earned his Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant IV (CADAC IV) certification from the Indiana Counselor's Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ICAADA). In addition to his academic pursuits, Dr. May. In November 2021, he began working as the Treatment Center Director for MedMark Treatment Center in Bloomington.


The Presidential Voluntary Service Award is the highest honor that can be given to a volunteer, and it is fitting that it has been awarded to Dr. May in recognition of his lifelong commitment to service. His dedication and selflessness will not be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to inspire others to follow in his footsteps.


Educational Communities Worldwide is honored to present this award to Dr. May and to celebrate his many achievements. We are proud to recognize his contributions and to pay tribute to his memory.


Those interested in supporting the "Dr. Gregory Allen May Scholarship" can click here to learn more about how to contribute.

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