2018 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards

April 25, 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 MNCC Presidents’ awardees! Each year Minnesota Campus Compact invites member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to civic engagement leaders in three categories.

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.

  • Janet Nguyen, Augsburg University
  • Caissa Dietrick, Bethel University
  • Carleton’s Food Recovery Network Program Directors, Carleton College
  • Mariana Urbina, College of St. Benedict
  • Diamond Cathcart, Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Big Partner/Little Partner, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Kiana Verdugo, Hamline University
  • DECA, Inver Hills Community College
  • Maya Swope, Macalester College
  • Sharon Brooks Green, Metropolitan State University
  • Lauren Feiersinger, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
  • Haroon Al Hayder and Muhitira Augustine, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Erik Olson, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Abenezer Ayana, Normandale Community College
  • Eddie Xiong, North Hennepin Community College
  • Lincoln S. Mullings, Saint John’s University
  • Daniel Olajonlu, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Steven Yang, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Mike Bergman, University of Minnesota Rochester
  • Stefany Calderon, St. Catherine University
  • Grace Espinoza, St. Cloud State University
  • Ian Roback, St. Olaf College
  • Andrea Wathanaphone, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Mohamed Addani, University of Minnesota Rochester
  • Samira Ahmed, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Mohamed Malim, University of St. Thomas
  • Spencer Treu, Winona State University

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.

  • Cedar Riverside Community School, Augsburg University
  • Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, Bethel University
  • Project Friendship, Carleton College
  • Lutheran Social Services, College of Saint Benedict
  • Bridging, Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Horn of Africa Aid and Rehabilitation Action Network, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Jodie Wilson, Hamline University
  • Diane Erickson, Inver Hills Community College
  • Linwood Monroe Arts Plus, Macalester College
  • Hmong American Farmers Association, Metropolitan State University
  • Lakes Country Service Cooperative, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Jessica Flatequal and SCMN Pride, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Normandale Community College
  • Osiris Organization, North Hennepin Community College
  • Open Cities Health Center and CEO Jim Platten, Saint John’s University
  • Winona Community Warming Center, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Bridges International, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Neighborhood House, St. Catherine University
  • CentraCare Health, St. Cloud State University
  • Cannon River Watershed Partnership, St. Olaf College
  • Rilee Moulton, University of Minnesota , Morris
  • Gini Sanchez, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Gayle Godfrey, University of St. Thomas
  • Winona Development Achievement Center, Winona State University

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.

  • Jane Becker, Augsburg College
  • Artie Terry, Bethel University
  • Laska Jimsen, Carleton College
  • Valerie Jones, College of Saint Benedict
  • Suzanne Hequet, Concordia University, St. Paul
  • Leila Brammer, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Susi Keefe, Hamline University
  • TRIO Student Support Services, Inver Hills Community College
  • Roopali Phadke and Christie Manning, Macalester College
  • Kathleen Cole, Metropolitan State University
  • Jay Williams, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Equity and Inclusion Professional Development Team, Minnesota State Community and Technical College
  • Carol Glasser, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Bridget Reigstad, Normandale Community College
  • Dave Larsen American Indian Immersion Experience, North Hennepin Community College
  • Anna Mercedes, Saint John’s University
  • Teresa Taylor, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
  • Marianne Zarzana, Southwest Minnesota State University
  • St. Kate’s Empty Bowls Project, St. Catherine University
  • Beth Knutson-Kolodzne, St. Cloud State University
  • Angelique Dietz, St. Olaf College
  • Heidi Meyer, University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Tim Stratton, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Katharine Hill, University of St. Thomas
  • Tamara Berg, Winona State University