Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award

Presented  during the PACE Conference since 2006, the Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award recognizes one faculty person on a member campus who has made significant contributions toward furthering the practice of service-learning. A committee, composed of practitioners in the service-learning field who live and work outside of North Carolina, selects the winner based on significant service-learning experience, community and student impact and institutional impact.

The award is named in honor of Robert L. Sigmon, service-learning pioneer and North Carolina native.  Click here for his full bio.  In 2009, Mr. Sigmon donated his personal library and research to Elon University to create the Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Collection.

The 2015 award was presented on February 18 to Travis L. Hicks of UNC Greensboro. Click here to read his full bio.


Photo L to R: Travis L. Hicks, UNC Greensboro and President Nido R. Qubein, High Point University

Photo by: Scott Muthersbaugh/Perfecta Visuals
Past Recipients
Click on the name to read a full bio.
Dr. Jim Cook, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Rebecca Dumlao, East Carolina University
Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, UNC Greensboro
Dr. Della Pollock, UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Michele Gillespie, Wake Forest University

Pam Kiser, MSW, Elon University
Dr. Cheryl Brown, Greensboro College
Dr. Rachel Willis, UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Betsy Alden, Duke University