Community Impact Student Award

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.

Nominations are now closed for the 2014 Awards!

Winners will be recognized on November 8th during the 2014 CSNAP conference at NC State University. 

2013 Recipients
 Announced on November 2rd at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC during the 2013 CSNAP

Click here for their bios

Appalachian State University - Shady Kimzey
Campbell University - Jordan Zepher
Central Pidmont Community College - Toni Cordell
Davidson College - Joe Morrison
Duke University - Nicole Daniels
Elon University - Eryn Gorang
Fayetteville State University - Krishonda Hansborough
Guilford College - Helen Mandalinic
High Point University - Scott Skowronski
Lenoir-Rhyne University - Kayla Earley
NC State University - Ellen Furby
Pfeiffer University - Melissa Roberts
Queens University of Charlotte - Lauren Hooper
UNC Pembroke - Evan Long
UNC-Chapel Hill - Shannon Smith
UNC Wilmington - Andrew Webber
Wake Forest University - Shoshanna Goldin
Warren Wilson College - Amanda Wilson
Western Carolina University -Aaron Marshall


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.)

Award Timeline

  • First week in August: Nominations open 
  • August-September: 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

Submission Process

Member campus faculty or staff will submit the nomination form online and email a .jpg of the nominee, to Leslie Garvin.  Email her or call (336) 278-7278 with questions.