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Hamline's Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Awards


Minnesota Campus Compact has announced Hamline's winners of the Presidents’ Student Leadership Award, Presidents’ Civic Engagement Award, and Presidents’ Community Partner Award. These awards provide an opportunity for presidents of Minnesota Campus Compact's member institutions to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Minnesota Campus Compact works to support civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. 

Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Farhiya Ali
This award is for an individual student or a student organization 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. 

Ali is committed to leadership and civic responsibility through her service on campus and off. She leads a service trip to New Orleans to work with disaster survivors, and serves as a member of the Hamline African Student Association, the Multicultural Alliance, and Hamline Undergraduate Student Congress to help give a voice to students.

Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award: Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force
This award is for a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) 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. 

Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force (SVPTF) has undertaken a diverse program of work including assessment and review of Hamline policies, providing educational programming for the Hamline community, and creating a purposeful collaboration of trained staff, students, and faculty occupying leadership positions associated primarily with the undergraduate population.

Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Tom Fitzpatrick
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. 

Tom Fitzpatrick has been innovative in improving the relationship between Hamline University and the community. He has worked with the Wesley Center in creating a monthly community newsletter that would inform elders of public university events. Hamline Midway Elders has also hosted many Hamline students as volunteers and interns for engagement development.