Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at an NC Campus Compact member campus that has worked towards the institutionalization of service, created and strived towards a vision of service on their campus, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships. The award is presented at the PACE Conference.

Candidates may be nominated in two categories:

◊ Emerging Leader – Individual in the civic engagement field for 4 years or less
◊ Sustainer – Individual in the civic engagement field for 5 or more years

The 2015 awards were presented on February 18, 2015 to Dena Shonts (Sustainer), Central Piedmont Community College and Dr. Lane Perry (Emerging Leader), Western Carolina University. Click here to read Dena's bio.  Click here to read Lane's bio.

Photo on the Left: Dena K. Shonts, Central Piedmont Community College
Photo on the Right (L to R): Dr. Lane Perry, Western Carolina University, and President Nido Qubein, High Point University.

Photo by: Scott Muthersbaugh/Perfecta Visuals

Past Recipients
Click on the name for a full bio.

Sustainer: Dr Emily Janke, UNC Greensboro
Emerging Leader: Dr Joe Blosser, High Point University 

Elaine Madison, Duke University

Aubrey Swett, UNC Pembroke

Mary Morrison, Elon University

Jenny Huq, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Emerging Leader - Julie Lawson, Peace College
Sustainer - Dr. Stacey Riemer, Davidson College
Innovator - Dr. Susan Harden, UNC - Charlotte

James Shields, Guilford College

Jenny Koehn, Appalachian State University

Jason Denius, East Carolina University