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
- 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
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
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
- 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
2020 Recipient: Guadalupe Guerreo