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.)

2016 Civic Engagement Professionals of the Year

Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College ~ Sustainer
Kelly Misiak, Pfeiffer University ~ Emerging Leader

Read about Cathy's work. / Read about Kelly's work.

Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College Kelly Misiak (left) and Pfeiffer University President Colleen Perry Keith

Photos by: Scott Muthersbaugh/Perfecta Visuals

The call for nominations for our 2017 awards will be released in September 2016.

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