Recognition for Community Engagement

The MCC Office of Experiential Learning hosts an annual awards reception to recognize outstanding community engagement work by students, faculty, and community partners. Nominations may be submitted at any time for the four student awards, four Faculty and staff awards, or Community Partner Recognitions.

MCC Award and Recognition Descriptions

Student Awards

  • COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD:
    Awarded to a student with over 25 hours of service who has made service an integral part of their college experience through outstanding contributions, encouraging others to participate in service and supporting partnerships between the campus and the community.
    2020 Recipient: Melissa Ruboyianes
  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD:
    Awarded to a student who has made service an integral part of their college experience, and can demonstrate significant contribution to community. The recipient’s efforts build partnerships between their campus and communities, and recipients will demonstrate personal reflection on the impact of their engagement as well as a commitment to lifelong engagement.
    020 Recipient: Rebekah Harmon (Honors College)

Faculty and Staff Awards

  • COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:
    This is awarded to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding contributions through their own community service on behalf of the college.
    2020 Recipient: Christine Hughes
  • COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD:
    This is awarded to faculty or staff member(s) for leadership in advancing student’ civic learning, fostering community partnerships, and building institutional commitments to community engagement.
    2020 Recipients: David Miller and Katie Kiacz

Community Partner Recognition

Community Partners which are a nonprofit agencies that have actively partnered with MCC, will have the opportunity to be acknowledged and to share their contributions toward collaboration, commitment, and advocacy for service learning.

Michigan Campus Compact: Awards

Student Awards

  • CAMPUS COMPACT STUDENT AWARD: COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD:
    Awarded by Michigan Campus Compact to two outstanding students from each Michigan Campus Compact member campus for their commitment to service. Students are chosen specifically for the breadth or depth of their community involvement and the demonstration of meaningful reflection of those experiences.
  • CAMPUS COMPACT STUDENT AWARD: OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD:
    Awarded by Michigan Campus Compact to a student who have made service an integral part of their college experience, and can demonstrate significant contribution to community. The recipient’s efforts build partnerships between their campus and communities, and recipients will demonstrate personal reflection on the impact of their engagement as well as a commitment to lifelong engagement.
  • CAMPUS COMPACT STUDENT AWARD: NEWMAN CIVIC FELLOWSHIP:
    The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities
    2020 Recipient: Guadalupe Guerreo