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.)

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

Read about Dr. Jackson's work.

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


Past Recipients
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2016
Sustainer: Ms. Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College
Emerging Leader: Ms. Kelly Misiak, Pfeiffer University

2015
Sustainer: Ms. Dena Shonts, Central Piedmont Community College
Emerging Leader: Dr. Lane Perry, Western Carolina University

2014 
Sustainer: Dr Emily Janke, UNC Greensboro
Emerging Leader: Dr Joe Blosser, High Point University 

2013
Elaine Madison, Duke University

2012
Aubrey Swett, UNC Pembroke

2011
Mary Morrison, Elon University

2010
Jenny Huq, UNC-Chapel Hill

2009
Emerging Leader - Julie Lawson, Peace College
Sustainer - Dr. Stacey Riemer, Davidson College
Innovator - Dr. Susan Harden, UNC Charlotte

2008 
James Shields, Guilford College

2007
Jenny Koehn, Appalachian State University

2006
Jason Denius, East Carolina University