Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award

Nominations are now open!  Learn more here. The nomination deadline is January 9, 2015. 

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 2014 award was presented on February 5, 2014 to Dr. Jim Cook of UNC Charlotte.  Click here to read his full bio.

Top from L to R: Bob Sigmon and Dr. Jim Cook, UNC Charlotte.

Bottom from L to R: Chancellor Philip Dubois and Dr. Jim Cook, UNC Charlotte.

Photo by: Jeff Janowski/UNCW.



Past Recipients

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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