Community Impact Student Award
Since 2006, the Community Impact Student Awards recognize an outstanding, full-time undergraduate or graduate student service leader from each member campus. The call for nominations is the first week in September and the nominations are due the first week in October.
Starting in 2019, the award is only presented in-person on even-numbered years during the CSNAP Student Conference. Winners receive a framed certificate and are recognized on stage and in the program. The award is presented in a virtual ceremony during odd-numbered years when we host the Community Change Collegiate Challenge (4C). NCCC prepares a press release highlighting their accomplishments.
The award may honor an individual for multiple or diverse forms of engagement including: volunteer service, service-learning, policy work, community organizing, advocacy, internships, or campus leadership. All award winners should clearly demonstrate:
- Deep commitment to partnering with others to address community issues
- Outstanding ability to lead and inspire fellow students to engage
- Evidence of sustainable impact of their work
Community Impact Award winners are selected by each campus. Any full-time, undergraduate or graduate student at a member campus is eligible.
2021 Nominations are Open!
Submit nomination │ Deadline: October 22
Awards will be presented during a virtual ceremony on Friday, November 5 from 2-3 p.m. Family members and friends are welcome to participate. All awardees will be notified of their selection and provided the link on October 27.
We were excited to honor 19 outstanding student civic leaders during a virtual “Engagement Matters” Student Engagement Awards Ceremony on November 13, 2020. View the video.
2020 Recipients (pictured left to right)
|Alamance Community College||Jennifer||Furman|
|Appalachian State University||Lauren||Moody|
|Durham Technical Community College||Gaebryl||Vives|
|East Carolina University||Seth||Lemon|
|Elizabeth City State University||Tatiana||Keo|
|Guilford College||Exel||Valle Estrada|
|North Carolina Central University||Tymia||Atkinson|
|Queens University of Charlotte||Emily||Sears|
|Warren Wilson College||Zoe||Renner|
|Wayne Community College||Sabrina||Blackmon|
|Western Carolina University||Rebecca||Hart|
|William Peace University||Jenica||Myers|
Click above for the list of all previous winners (2006-present). The document is a spreadsheet with a tab for each year.