Krudop honored by Easter Seals

Published 5:29 pm Friday, December 10, 2010

LBW Community College’s Dr. Jim Krudop, vice president and Greenville campus director, recently received the Easter Seals Alabama gold award for service. He is pictured with Board Chairman John Ives, left, and Executive Director Lynne Stokely, right.

Dr. Jim Krudop, LBW Community College vice-president and Greenville campus director, recently received the prestigious gold award from Easter Seals Alabama.

John Ives, board chairman, recognized Krudop’s service during a luncheon ceremony in Montgomery.

“Jim Krudop’s work with Easter Seals spans more than 10 years and embodies his service not only to the Easter Seals Alabama Board, but Camp ASCCA Board of Directors as well. He has served on numerous committees and in various leadership roles through the years.”

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Nominated by Executive Director Lynne Stokley, Krudop was described as a great encourager, dedicated, considerate, forthright, and an engaged Board member who consistently helps the organization remain mission-focused.

“He gives his time, talents and financial support in a sincere manner,” Ives said. “His attention to items of importance is commendable. He is always a calming presence and a focus on significant issues.  I would liken him to a compass that guides your path.”

Krudop said the award took him by surprise.

“I am excited, overwhelmed and very honored. The best part of being on the Boards of Camp ASCCA and Easter Seals is meeting the giants of philanthropy and service,” Krudop said.
“All the individuals working on these boards and in the field are making a tremendous difference in the lives of people with disabilities.”

Krudop said the organizations have a close working relationship with the State of Alabama and are recognized for having the highest training rates for people with disabilities.

Easter Seals, nationally, is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical and mental disabilities, and other special needs. Through therapy, training, education, and support services, Easter Seals Alabama creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities.
Easter Seals Alabama consists of eight community rehabilitation program sites and the world’s largest barrier free recreational camp, Camp ASCCA  located on Lake Martin.