Annual Awards

Each year, Maine Campus Compact hosts their Annual Awards Ceremony in April. The ceremony recognized the outstanding work in public service and civic engagement by Maine faculty members, students, campus organizations, community and corporate partners.

The 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 26th, at Southern Maine Community College’s McKernan Center from 3:00-5:00 PM.

Registration will open on April 1st, 2017.

Donald Harward Faculty Award For Service Learning Excellence

Maine Campus Compact recognizes three faculty members who have made public service an integral part of their teaching with the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence. Recipients use service-learning and/or community action as an innovative teaching tool to engage students in civic learning. Recipients also show clear evidence of reflection, community benefit and reciprocity with community partners and demonstrate a commitment to advocating for service-learning and/or community action on campus and beyond.

2016 Recipients:

  • Dennis Gilbert, University of Southern Maine;
  • Dr. Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias;
  • Dr. Lisa Leduc, University of Maine at Presque Isle.

2015 Recipients: Dr. Steve Bridge, Professor of Theology at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Dr. Mary Rice-DeFosse, Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Bates College; Dr. Elizabeth Fisher Turesky, Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine at Lewiston-Auburn College

2014 Recipients: Meghan Duff, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Maine at Machias; Robert Glover, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Honors, University of Maine; Hermeet Kohli, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, University of Southern Maine

2013 Recipients: Paul Gebhardt, Maine College of Art; Emily Kane, Bates College; Tom Mullin, Unity College

Heart and Soul Student Award

Maine Campus Compact recognizes six undergraduate students who have been actively involved in turning their campuses and communities into places of democracy with the Heart and Soul Award. These students have raised their voices on issues of local and global importance through civic engagement efforts. Recipients have a wide variety of experiences in any of the following areas: service, service-learning, activism, or political involvement. They also demonstrate leadership through their successful involvement of others in their innovative approaches to social, educational, environmental, health, economic and/or legal issues facing their communities.

2016 Recipients:

  • Camden Bock — Bates College
  • Catherine Dufault — University of Maine at Farmington
  • Matthew Gee — Bates College
  • Sarah Milkowski-Dahlgren — Maine College of Art
  • Shannon Olson — Univwersity of Maine at Machias
  • Katie Zema — University of Southern Maine

2015 Recipients: Mary Rose Becker, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine; Meaghan LaSala, University of Southern Maine; Heaven Riendeau, University of Maine Augusta at Bangor Campus; Richard Sawyer, Southern Maine Community College; David Silverman, Bowdoin College; Kaylee Wolfe, Bowdoin College.

2014 Recipients: Al French, University of Maine at Augusta; Destany Franklin, Bates College; Bryer Sousa, University of Maine; Kimberly Dao, University of Maine; Tonya Bailey-Curry, University of Southern Maine at Lewiston-Auburn; Michelle Wiener, Bowdoin College

2013 Recipients: Chloe Beaven, Maine College of Art; Madison Louis, Colby College; Alexandra Pastore, University of Maine; Darla Shenberger, Kaplan University; Kimberly Sullivan, Bates College; Sarah Therrien, University of Maine at Augusta

President’s Campus Leadership Award recognizes a student organization or campus department at each MCC member institution for contributions to community service, service-learning, and/or civic engagement efforts on their campus. This award is non-competitive.

*Note:  This award is presented bi-annually and will be presented in 2018. 

The Community Partner of the Year Award recognizes an exceptional community partner organization and its staff for their exemplary partnership with an MCC member institution.  Through their reciprocal partnership, students learn about challenges in their community and are empowered to tackle them while the partners are receiving valuable services and resources.  These community partners are co-educators for students; they serve as a laboratory for community-based research; and they provide a venue in which students perform community service and deepen their knowledge of and connection with the communities in which they work and live. Through their work with faculty and campus staff, the community partner helps students become well-informed, engaged, and productive members of society, who are better prepared to provide leadership and service to support their communities.

The Corporate Partner of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding corporate partner for their contributions and commitment to strengthening campuses and communities in Maine.  Through robust partnerships with Maine Campus Compact member institutions, the corporate partner nominee should exhibit expertise and resources in support of community-engaged learning that helps to educate and empower students in real-world problem solving. The corporate partner may: innovatively train and host your students as interns, better prepare students to be responsible and contributing members in the workforce, provide resources to help implement your community service projects, and/or provide support for community-based research. The corporate partner helps amplify the sustainability and effectiveness of community-based programs that deepen students’ knowledge of and passion for their local communities. Through this reciprocal partnership, the corporation helps students become well-informed, engaged and productive members of society, who are fully prepared to provide leadership and service that advances the public good in their communities.