The Assistant Dean and Director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life was awarded the Campus Champion of the Year award by The Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Bob Frigo, assistant dean and director of the Kernodle Center for Civic Life, received the Campus Champion of the Year award during the virtual 2023 Hidden Heroes Award and Ambassador Send-Off Cemerony on Thursday, April 27, presented by The Andrew Goodman Foundation.
The Andrew Goodman Campus Champion of the Year is awarded to an individual who creates and supports sustainable engagement pathways between university administration and the student body. Leading by example, the awardee’s passion for youth voter engagement is palpable in their work. The award recipient nurtures the growth and development of their ambassadors and uplifts their voices.
“Elon University has been working with the Andrew Goodman Foundation for nearly a decade now. Their efforts to help college students across the nation become active and engaged citizens who play a role in ensuring a just democracy are truly exceptional,” Frigo said. “Initiatives such as Elon Votes! were created as a result of this partnership. I am deeply honored to be named this year’s Campus Champion of the Year and look forward to continuing to work with students, faculty, and staff to help us become a more politically engaged Elon.”
The Andrew Goodman Foundation is a national organization dedicated to youth leadership development, voting accessibility and social justice initiatives on college campuses named for Andrew Goodman, who was murdered in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer project in 1964.
Frigo was one of six individuals recognized during the ceremony, which acknowledges the awardees’ commitment to ensuring college students on campuses nationwide are registered, informed and civically engaged during election seasons and beyond. Following the award ceremony, the Andrew Goodman Foundation will celebrate 26 ambassadors graduating in the 2023 spring semester.