Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

The Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at a member campus who has worked towards the institutionalization of service, fostered 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, and may be given in two categories: 1. Sustainer (5 or more years of work in the field) and 2. Emerging Leader (less than 5 years of work in the field.)

2018 nominations closed on December 15. The winner(s) will be announced in late January. 

2017 Civic Engagement Professional of the Year
Dr. Smith Jackson, Elon University

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Dr. Smith Jackson
Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Elon University

Past Recipients
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Sustainer: Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College
Emerging Leader: Kelly Misiak, Pfeiffer University

Sustainer: Dena Shonts, Central Piedmont Community College
Emerging Leader: Dr. Lane Perry, Western Carolina University

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, UNC-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