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. All member schools are encouraged to nominate a student for this award.

2014 Community Impact Student Awards
 Announced on November 8th at NC State University during the
2014 CSNAP Conference

Appalachian State University - Melissa Lee
Central Pidmont Community College - Jonathan Hunyh
Duke University - Amee Tan
East Carolina University - Zachary Baker
Elon University - Meredith Berk
Fayetteville State University - Antonio Moore
High Point University - Stefanie Vorleiter
NC Central University - Bianca Todd
NC State University - Alzebeth Roman
UNC Asheville - Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
UNC-Chapel Hill - Jacob Hinton
UNC Charlotte - Jameka Parker
UNC Greensboro - Holly Riley
UNC Pembroke - Ja'Kayla Hill
UNC Wilmington - Vanessa Kopp
Wake Forest University - Kristen McCain
Warren Wilson College - Jasmine Woo
Western Carolina University - Matthew Chevalier

Click here for their bios.


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.