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Marshall Ramsey honored for “Volunteer Excellence”

Clarion-Ledger editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey has been awarded the Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) for Outstanding Service by a Media Personality. The award recognizes Mississippi residents who “raise the bar in humanitarianism and servant leadership.” The report in the Clarion-Ledger doesn’t specify what volunteering Marshall has engaged in, but anyone who follows this blog or tweets knows he’s constantly out in the community giving talks or pitching in on various projects. He’s also co-founder of Run from the Sun – a 5k race that raises money for melanoma research and awareness and according to his blog, he recently raised $13,000 running the Marine Corps Marathon.

On his blog, he responds to the news:

I?m both honored and humbled to be on this list. I only give back an ounce compared to what this state has given me. I appreciate being nominated. And am stunned I won.

Community Comments

#1 Rich Diesslin
March/20/2012
@ 1:00 pm

Nice work! Congrats.

#2 John Read
March/21/2012
@ 11:21 am

Yeah, the newspaper that has treated him like a second-class employee is extremely happy to tell everyone how proud of him they are. The Memphis Commercial Appeal was likewise eager to congratulate Bill Day when he was honored (for work he’d done for their paper) after they’d fired him.

#3 Paul Fell
March/21/2012
@ 3:47 pm

Taking the high road is always the best policy. The readers of those newspapers are well aware of what two-faced sleazeballs they are.

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