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Active Citizens Celebration 2015

How do you serve?

You’ve put community front and center this year, and now we want to return the favor. Join us at 7pm on April 8th for a celebration of service and community at William and Mary (including desserts)!

Besides showing up you can:

  • RSVP so we know how many cupcakes (and other treats) to order
  • Nominate yourself and others for our awards (below);
  • Send in photos for the slideshow we’ll be playing (Be sure to include your name/group name in the image title) to [[efmiller, Elizabeth Miller]];
  • Submit stories of the impact you (or your organization) have had this year—We’ll be sharing those too;
  • And add to the playlist for the evening. Which song is your active citizen motivator? 

2015 Award Applications

Each year we recognize outstanding individuals and organizations for their work in promoting positive, community-driven social change.  We encourage you to apply for an award yourself or sending a nomination to [[efmiller, Elizabeth Miller]] (The nominee will then receive notification and the appropriate application). All awards will be presented at the April 8th celebration.

All applications should be submitted by 12 pm April 1st, 2015.  Further details provided in each application. 

Freshman Service AwardRecognizing one outstanding freshman annually for their commitment to service 

Spirit of Service: Recognizing two non-graduating students who have demonstrated active engagement in addressing community concerns through individual or organizational initiatives and grown as active citizens through their work

Service Organization of the Year: Recognizing an outstanding student organization whose primary mission is service in partnership with the community

Tradition of Service: Recognizing one graduating student who has demonstrated a tradition of active engagement in addressing community concerns through individual or group initiatives, and has grown as an active citizen through their work

Student Speaker 

Thank you to all of the W&M students, faculty, staff, and community partners who have worked together this year to promote positive, community driven social change.  

President's Award for Service to the Community

The President’s Office and The Office of Community Engagement select recipients of the President’s Award for Service to the Community. Each year one award is given to a student and one to a faculty or staff member who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to service.

In April, the President's Office puts out a call for nominations via the W&M Digest. Any member of the College community (faculty or staff, full or part time) may be nominated.  Nominations, consisting only of the nominee's name and contact information, should be submitted to [[megentry, Liz Gentry]] via email by May 15th, 2015.   An application is then sent to the nominee..  Applicants are notified of their status in late June.

Individuals chosen have made a significant and measurable impact on the community. Although we want to recognize people with a proven commitment to service, the impact of their service need not be wide (for example, a volunteer who has helped to improve significantly the quality of a battered women’s life will be as eligible as someone who has worked with several grade school students). This award will recognize the quality of service first, the quantity second.

The award carries a prize of $500, which is donated, in the name of the award recipient, to a community service organization of the recipient’s choice. The winners are recognized at Opening Convocation.