Minnesota Campus Compact (MNCC) has announced the winners of the 2019 President’s Awards. This year, 88 awardees were selected from 27 colleges and universities across the state.
“Our member colleges and universities are committed to civic engagement that impacts student learning and community progress,” said Acting Minnesota Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields. “These awardees represent the kinds of people, projects, and collaborations we need to move Minnesota forward.”
The Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Awards will be presented at a statewide summit on April 10, 2019 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul this year. The event includes a keynote speech by Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Natalie Hudson on “Seeing Differently Together: Pluralism, Interdependence, and Our Democracy.”
- Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: 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.
- Presidents’ Community Partner Award: 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
- Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award: 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.