Awards and Recognition
In giving your time and talents in service to others, you receive as well. You gain perspective, purpose, connectedness, understanding, friendship, experience, and skills. These wonderful personal rewards are the most profound and important by-products of community service for the person who serves. In addition to these gains, Durham Tech is also offering the following awards and recognition to encourage employees, students, and alumni to serve our community:
Student Community Engagement Award
Students with the highest number of verifiable service hours for the academic year will receive ascholarship from the Student Senate.
First place – $250
Second place – $150
Third place – $100
2011 – Nigel Stammes
2012 – Stephanie Masingale
2013 – Lisa Lee, Karl Yeary-Johnson, Sabrina Bowyer
2014 – Tyler Jones, Nina Casserly, Zamir Brown
To be eligible for either of these recognitions, students must track service hours in the Volunteer Log, which also outlines eligible service hours that will count toward the Student Community Engagement Award. To be eligible for the 2015 award, all community service hours must be submitted via the Volunteer Log by March 31, 2015.
Newman Civic Fellows
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, these students seek to find the causes of social issues and create mechanisms for change. Second-year students at two-year institutions are eligible for recommendation. Only one student per campus may be recommended each year. Recommendations open in January and close in February each year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you know a student who may be eligible for this honor.
NC Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award
The Community Impact Student Award recognizes one student per NC Campus Compact member institution who demonstrates exemplary leadership and innovation in their civic engagement efforts. Nominees must be full-time students. The nomination period is August-September of each year. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to nominate a student for this award.
John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award
The John H. Barnhill Civic Trailblazer Award is given annually to a student at a NC Campus Compact member institution who demonstrates innovation in civic engagement, creating foundations that expand partnerships amongst communities, campuses, and individuals. To be eligible, a student must be in their final year at a member institution. The nomination period is August-September of each year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to nominate a student for this award.
Faculty and Staff Awards
Excellence in Community Engagement Award
The Excellence in Community Engagement Award is presented to the employee demonstrating exemplary leadership and dedication to serving the community. Qualifying activities can include participating in, developing, or promoting volunteerism, service leadership, campus outreach, community service, civic participation, and service-learning. The employee with outstanding commitment to volunteer efforts will receive a plaque, a designated parking spot, and a monetary prize. To be considered for this award, a candidate must complete an application. Co-workers may nominate a fellow employee.
2011 – Julie Hoover
2012 – Michelle Gladman
2013 – Karin Abell
2014 – Sara Juarez
Club and Staff Awards Club Community Engagement Awards
The two student clubs with the highest number of verifiable service hours will receive a $500 award from Student Senate. Two $500 awards will be given to the two student clubs with the most service hours.
2011 – Science Club and Phi Beta Lambda
2012 – Science Club and Amigos Unidos
2013 – SPhi Theta Kappa and Amigos Unidos
2014 – STau Eta Sigma and Phi Beta Lambda
To be eligible for the 2015 award, all community service hours must be submitted via the Volunteer Log by March 31, 2015.