Presented during the Student Conference since 2006, the Community Impact Student Award recognizes one student per member institution who exhibits outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their civic engagement efforts.
Announced on November 3rd at UNC Wilmington during the 2012 CSNAP
Click here for their bios
Appalachian State University - Ava Whitehead
Central Piedmont Community College - Emily Kidd
Davidson College - Melodie Mendez
Elon University - Caroline Taylor
Fayetteville State University - Ebony Norris
Lenoir-Rhyne University - Yanepsi Alvarado
NC Central University - Korey Mercer
NC State University - Britt Taylor
Pfeiffer University - Beth Kauffman
Queens University of Charlotte - Julie Lang
UNC Asheville - Macon Foscue
UNC Chapel Hill - Camille McGirt
UNC Greensboro - Frannie Williams
UNC Pembroke - Dalton Hoffer
UNC Wilmington - Kayla M. Churchill
Warren Wilson College - Blanca Perez
Western Carolina University - Kaleb Ticknor
Click here for the list of previous winners.
Nominees must be full-time undergraduate students at an NC Campus Compact or National Campus Compact member campus.
An innovative approach to starting or enhancing campus efforts to address community issues and needs
Diverse forms of engagement such as service, service-learning, policy work, advocacy, community building, leadership positions, internships, etc.
Clear demonstration of leadership skills and the ability to lead and inspire other students and/or members of the community
Proof of sustainability through efforts to build their work into the institution’s structure
Tangible evidence of impact on campus and/or community (i.e. amount of money raised, amount of in-kind donations, number of residents in community who benefited by this project, number of student volunteers recruited, etc.)
Early September: Nomination packets are available
September-October: Campuses select their 1 student winner and notify them
First Friday in October: Student winner’s nomination and picture is due to Leslie Garvin at the NC Campus Compact state office
- CSNAP annual student conference: Award recipients are recognized
Member campus faculty or staff will submit the nomination packet, along with a jpg of the nominee, to Leslie Garvin, Associate Director. Email her or call (336) 278-7278 with questions.