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Elon-based NC Campus Compact honored by UNC student group

North Carolina Campus Compact has received the 2013 Service-Learning Award in honor of Ned Brooks given by the APPLES Service-Learning program.

APPLES, a student-led community engagement program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents the award annually to recognize “the sustained and ongoing commitment of [an individual or organization] who has addressed the concerns and needs of North Carolina communities.”

NC Campus Compact, which is based on Elon University's campus, was cited for its impact on service-learning opportunities at UNC, within the state and within the region. The award was presented by Ned Brooks, former associate provost at UNC Chapel Hill who supported the development of APPLES and the Carolina Center for Public Service, and by Tony Rojas, who represented last year’s recipient, the Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry.

“It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Lisa Keyne, the Compact’s executive director. “And it is a privilege to work in partnership with APPLES and UNC-Chapel Hill. You are truly a model of engagement and a pillar of service in our state.”

In nominating the Compact, one recommender wrote, “North Carolina Campus Compact has invigorated our work through their resources, network and relationships. Without the work and people of NC Campus Compact, service-learning would not have grown to where it is today. We are so grateful for the dedicated people of this organization who serve higher education across the state.”

The APPLES program, now in its 23rd year, sponsors a variety of educational experiences that link academics and public service, including alternative breaks, service-learning classes, and community-based internships.

Started in 2002, North Carolina Campus Compact builds the capacity of colleges and universities to produce civically-engaged graduates and strengthen communities. Its 38 member colleges and universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, are committed to advancing the civic purposes of higher education.

Eric Townsend,
4/23/2013 3:20 PM