2023 Duke University Volunteer Service Award Recipients

November 2, 2023

The Emily Krzyzewski Center presented the 2023 Duke University Volunteer Service Award to three deserving recipients: Zena Alman, Corey Scott, and Frankie Scott. This award celebrates exemplary volunteers who have demonstrated commitment to the Center’s mission. Nominations are made by staff members at the Emily K Center. Learn more about the 2023 award winners below.

Zena Alman is a longstanding volunteer with the Pioneer Scholars program. As a tutor, Zena works directly with elementary and middle school students to review assignments and lead instruction. One student shared that Zena is “really loving and she cares about us” and Lead Tutor, Judy Full, describes her as “a giver who is punctual, faithful, and committed.” In addition to her work with Pioneers Scholars, Zena and her husband (Dr. Benjamin Alman) support the Center and it’s Mother’s Day Ball event through Duke Orthopaedic Surgery.

Corey and Frankie Scott have been involved with the Center in a variety of roles over the years. Frankie is an active member of the Advancement Committee, helping with fundraising efforts and special events. Corey volunteers at Career Exploration Night and works with students through his organization, the National Engineering League. Though they live in Atlanta, GA, they have found meaningful ways to stay connected with the Center from afar. They travel into Durham as often as possible to support the students and their career aspirations.

“We are grateful for all of the volunteers who help keep our programs going,” says Adam Eigenrauch, Chief Executive Officer. “Many individuals generously give their time and talents to support our students and the Durham community, and we are excited to highlight the incredible work of these three volunteers.” 

Awards were presented during the Emily K Center Board of Directors meeting on October 31, 2023.