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Las Vegan Sherman Conley Takes Andrus Prize

A Lifetime Commitment to Service

2012 Andrus Award winner Sherman Conley began his life of service as an elementary school teacher in upstate New York. “I wanted to help children live better lives through education,” says Conley. “Though they had only eighth grade educations themselves, my parents were strong supporters of education and pushed me to achieve. I wanted to offer that same support for the next generation through my teaching.”

See Also: A Life of Service: Biography of Ethel Percy Andrus

Retiring didn’t show him down. After a move to Las Vegas in 2004, Conley signed up to volunteer during the AARP Life@50+ convention looking for something fun to do.

“We first met Sherman volunteering during Life@50+,” says Rick and Jo James, who nominated for Conley for the Award. “Once we became volunteer leads for AARP Nevada booths at community events, Sherman was always the first volunteer to work an event alongside us.”
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