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Outstanding Community Service Award goes to Eric Lee

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5/25/2004 —

Mark Sobeck, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board chair, recently presented the board’s 2004 Outstanding Community Service Award to Eric Lee of Shavertown. This award is given by the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Advisory Board to a member of the community whose volunteer service has positively affected the quality of life in the greater Wyoming Valley.

Lee was born in Borneo and immigrated to the U.S. to attend the University of Georgia where he earned a master’s degree in journalism. He began his restaurant career as a dishwasher in Long Island and moved to Wilkes-Barre in 1976 where he now operates three Chinese restaurants. Lee has been involved in numerous community service projects including the organization of a pro-active drunk driving awareness program, the Friends of Sharon, with Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services; the coordination of a fund raising event that benefited abused women and children; and cooperation with WVIA-TV 44 to bring internationally known Chinese master chef, Martin Yan of "Yan Can Cook," for a fundraising effort.

A one-time Advisory Board scholarship in Lee’s name will be given to a student enrolled at the campus for the 2004-2005 academic year who has demonstrated academic excellence and community service.

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