The recent Big Brothers Big Sisters of America conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., honored local affiliate—Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee—as having the CEO of the year in Lowell Perry, Jr. and named its Board of Directors as Board of the Year. Patricia Jacobs, Director of the Office of Career Services, has served on this Board for four years and currently holds the office of Vice President. Jacobs, who noted that 30 Belmont students participated as Big Brothers/Big Sisters last year, said the local program was able to increase the number of children served from 500 to more than 1,500. The Board members serving Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee were honored for their efforts in leading the mentoring affiliate to realizing record results in the number of children served, fund-raising dollars raised and quality standards.
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