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.
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ENGAGED STUDENTS
Each year Mott recognizes distinguished students for their outstanding commitment to community engaged learning. These students understand the importance of the connection between academics and community engagement. They provide high quality service to meet a genuine agency need. They demonstrate civic and personal growth and take a leadership role to help address the needs of the community. They recognize the impact of their contributions for the betterment of the human condition, and they advocate for others to become leaders as citizens for the public good. Mott is pleased to recognize a special group of students whose efforts were especially heroic during the pandemic.
OUTSTANDING FACULTY AND STAFF
The faculty and staff at Mott are committed to prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues, and contribute to the public good. Our faculty and staff have worked diligently to make this preparation possible by providing a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of community engaged learning. This was especially challenging during the 2020-21 academic year due to the global pandemic. Yet, some faculty and staff were relentless in their efforts and Mott is honored to recognize them.
Through the efforts of community partners in Flint and Genesee County, MCC Students have the opportunity to engage in activities that address human and community needs while supporting student learning and development. This year, several community partners went out on a limb to make these educational partnerships possible during the difficult circumstances of the pandemic. They engaged in innovative collaboration with MCC faculty for reciprocity making it feasible for MCC as an institution of higher education to contribute to the public good. Mott is pleased to recognize these community partners whose distinguished efforts support community sustainability through community engaged learning.
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.