Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award
Call for Nominations
Deadline: December 15, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

This award recognizes professionals on North Carolina Campus Compact member campuses that have worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision for community engagement on their campus, supported faculty and students in their engagement, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships. The 2018 award will be presented during the Presidents Forum, February 9, 2018.


Candidates may be nominated in two categories:

◊ Emerging Leader – In the higher education civic/community engagement field for 4 years or less
◊ Sustainer – In the higher educaton civic/community engagement field for 5 or more years


Nominees must be full-time staff members at a North Carolina Campus Compact member campus.

Nomination Process

  1. Submit the Online Nomination Form
  2. Upload the required materials here (before uploading you must agree to the Terms of Use).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae of nominee (Limit 3 pages)
  • Letter of nomination from a faculty member or administrator  (Limit 2 pages)
  • Letter of nomination from a student or community partner  (Limit 2 pages)  

Letters should address the following criteria:

  • In what capacity do you know the nominee?
  • Why does this person deserve this award?
  • How has he/she worked towards the institutionalization of service-learning, community service, and/or civic engagement?
  • How has he/she served as a steward/advocate for service, service-learning and civic engagement on their campus?
  • Describe the nominees role in any of the following:
    ◊ Fostering innovative campus-community partnerships
    ◊ Supporting faculty and students involved in service, service-learning and civic engagement
    ◊ Commitment to student voice and student development
    ◊ Building strategic institutional partnerships to create an engaged campus
    ◊ Furthering the campuses' vision for community engagement

[OPTIONAL] Up to 4 pages of supplementary materials may be submitted along with the nomination, including letters, testimonials, news clippings, summary of program impact (qualitative or quantitative data) pamphlets, etc.  All submitted materials become the property of North Carolina Campus Compact and will not be returned.

Nominations must be received no later than 5pm on December 15, 2017.

Please note that the winner will be required to send a photo (headshot) for inclusion in the conference program.


Contact Leslie Garvin at or (336) 278-7278.