Below are the winners of this year's Minnesota Campus Compact's Presidents' Awards. These awards invite Campus Compact member presidents to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in three categories. Congratulations to the winners!
Presidents' Student Leadership Award-Michael Riley '12
This award is for an individual student that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience. Riley's nomination read in part: "Michael is a student leader deeply committed to civic responsibility, takes initiative, works collaboratively, and blazes innovative trails for others to follow. He builds community knowing that the campus and the wider world are never separate."
Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award-- Associate Professor Jean Strait
This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff that has significantly advanced their campus' distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others' civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement. Associate Professor Jean Strait's nomination read in part "Dr. Strait clearly knows how to connect practice with theory and finds innovative ways to encourage collaborative decision-making and reciprocal relationships as students enter and exit the teacher-licensure program. Her courses integrate service-learning experiences to help students understand the value of working with children, communities, and families, particularly those from under-served populations."
Presidents' Community Partner Award-- Sexual Offense Services
This award is for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes. The nomination form read in part, "Sexual Offense Services (SOS) has worked with Hamline for fifteen years, primarily connected through Professor Carolyn Levy. The mission of SOS is made real in many SOS programs including a 24 hour hotline for counseling, advocacy, information, and referrals; as well as in extensive community education programs.