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Community Engagement Awards and Recognition

Our students have discovered that learning goes beyond the classroom and community service is an important part of the college experience. UMC students regularly volunteer over 10,000 hours per year in addition to another 10,000 through academic service learning. Each spring the Service Learning office recognizes students, clubs, faculty, and community partners for their outstanding work in making UMC, Crookston, and the world a better place.

Awards Given

UMC Student Volunteer of the Year
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The UMC Student Volunteer of the Year not only volunteers many hours but exemplifies the spirit of community service. He or she makes an outstanding contribution to the community (UMC, local, regional, national, or world) through volunteer service and demonstrates exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation, or leadership. This volunteer serves as a role model for others in their community and inspires others to engage in volunteer service too.

To be considered for this award, please submit your hours online. This award is presented at the spring Student Achievement Awards ceremony.

 

Faculty Service Learning Award
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The Faculty Service Learning Award honors a faculty member who demonstrates excellence incorporating service-learning pedagogy into one or more courses. The recipient uses service-learning best practices as an innovative teaching tool to engage students in civic learning. The recipient’s course(s) also shows evidence of critical reflection, community benefit, and demonstrates a commitment to advocating for service-learning on campus and beyond.

 

Dale Knotek in his officeDale Knotek Community Service Award
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Named for Dale Knotek, former Student Activities director at UMC, this award honors the UMC club which best exemplifies outstanding commitment to service in and around Crookston. Clubs are welcome to apply through a self-nomination process. The award is presented at the spring Student Achievement Awards ceremony.

 

President's Student Service Award (PSSA)
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As a way to recognize our UMC students for their volunteerism, the Service Learning office presents the President’s Student Service Awards (PSSA). Started in 1998 by President Clinton, PSSA is a way to recognize students across America who have devoted their time to volunteering. All full-time students who contribute at least 100 hours of service to the community within any 12-month period are eligible.

 

Outstanding Service Learning Community Partner
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None of our volunteerism would happen without wonderful community partners who know our students and programs, think creatively to best serve the needs and of their clients and our students, and spend many hours preparing for volunteers. The Service Learning office appreciates the many collaborations we have and celebrates one partnership each year with the Outstanding Service Learning Community Partner Award.

 

Recognition

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll Logo and RecipientUMC received the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012. The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment in service-learning and volunteering.

The Honor Roll is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service and is supported by the U.S. Departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.

 

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This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of C...
This could be the most important community service you ever do. The Office of Community Engagement and Student Health are co-sponsoring a bone marrow registry drive April 29 & 30. Looking for students and community members 18-44 years old. Getting on the registry takes just a simple cheek swab. If you are over the magic number or hesitant to donate marrow, please consider a financial donation to Be the Match. Below is a link to our fundraising page in honor of Nash. Please check out his story and consider a donation.


Team Be The Match: Lisa Loegering - Be The Match Foundation
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During Nash's regular six-week checkup, his parents learned that something was very wrong. Nash's hemoglobin was at a mere 2, far from the more typical reading of around 14. Immediately, he was transported by ambulance to Sanford Children's Hospital in Fargo, where he spent 3 or 4 days in intensiv...

Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at...
Let's do some good! Packing boxes at North Country Food Bank tonight. Meet at the SSC at 5:15 p.m. to carpool, or at NCFB at 5:30 p.m.

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IRS Certified Free Tax Service Available at U of M Crookston
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Spring 2013 Student Awards Ceremony Recognizes Achievement in Academics, Athletics, Service, and Leadership
The annual Student Awards Program, a celebration of student service, leadership, and academic and athletic achievement, was held recently at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Assistant Professor Denis Maier, who teaches in the Business Department, was the 2012 Outstanding Educator...

U of M Crookston Named to 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The University of Minnesota Crookston was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. The Crookston campus...

Alumna Katie Schnieder '12 Joins Office of Community Engagement through AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Appointment
Katie Schneider, a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston from Delano, Minnesota, and former community adviser, has begun a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA appointment in the Office of Community Engagement, following training in Albuquerque, N.M., February 26 - 28, 2013....

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