Eileen Jevis, manager of public relations at University College of Syracuse University, was elected unanimously to the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse.
Jevis currently serves on the board of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Syracuse Chapter, and is a member of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Syracuse. She also served as a member of the planning committee for the Syracuse Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build.
As the coordinator of the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at Syracuse University, Jevis was awarded a bronze medal and the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service in 2010. This is the fourth highest honor the United States Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian.
During her tenure as a writer at the Catholic Sun, Jevis won several writing awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Syracuse Press Club and the Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Award for coverage of world mission news in a diocesan newspaper.
Jevis earned a bachelor’s degree in English writing arts from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in general education from Le Moyne College.