Annual Awards Ceremony
Each spring the Office of Community Engagement recognizes excellent students, alumni, student organizations, and community partners for their dedication to creating positive, community-driven change. Students are encouraged to apply for the Tradition of Service, Spirit of Service and Service Organization of the Year Awards. Applications in Word document form are available by clicking the link above. We also encourage letters of nomination for the Community Partner of the Year, the Alumni Service Award, and the Freshman Service Award.
Completed applications/letter of nomination are due to [[alpryo, Austin Pryor]] via email by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2013.
All applicants and nominees will be invited to the Awards Ceremony on April 17, 2013 at which time the award winners will be announced.
Please contact [[alpryo, Austin Pryor]] for more information.
Tradition of Service Award recognizes 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 his/her work. This individual should serve as an exemplar for how others can thoughtfully engage with community during their time at William & Mary.
Spirit of Service Award recognizes 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 Award recognizes an outstanding student organization whose primary mission is service in partnership with the community. The recipient group will have demonstrated depth of commitment to one or more social issues, established mutually-beneficial partnerships with the community, and cultivated a high level of involvement by its members.
Freshman Service Award recognizes one outstanding freshman annually for their commitment to service. Please recommend any deserving freshman by submitting a nomination.
Alumni Service Award recognizes one graduate of William & Mary who exemplifies active citizenship by working within and in understanding community concerns as a part of a lifelong pursuit of social justice. Please recommend any deserving alumni by submitting a nomination.
Community Partner of the Year Award recognizes an organization that works in partnership with the College to support students' development as active and educated citizens and to promote positive, community-driven social change. Please recommend any deserving community partners by submitting a nomination.
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 March, 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, are submitted to [[adstel, Drew Stelljes]] via email. An application is sent to the nominee, who must complete the application by mid-May. 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.