2017 Award Winners

South Carolina Student Service Achievement Award

Presented to a student or a student organization who has exhibited outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their community service or service learning endeavors both on their campus and within their community, that addresses public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.

Recipient: Garcelle Franklin
   ~ Nominated by Winthrop University

Campus Honorees

Sharon Ferguson
   ~ Nominated by Greenville Technical College

Elliott Long
   ~ Nominated by The Citadel

Leighanna Mahoney
   ~ Nominated by Claflin University

Nic Pourpore
   ~ Nominated by the University of South Carolina Columbia

South Carolina Student Organization Service Achievement Award

Presented to a student or a student organization who has exhibited outstanding leadership and innovative approaches in their community service or service learning endeavors both on their campus and within their community, that addresses public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.

Statewide Recipient
Sustainable Carolina
   ~ Nominated by the University of South Carolina Columbia

Campus Honorees
Charleston Southern University’s Women’s Basketball Team
   ~ Nominated by Charleston Southern University

Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
   ~ Nominated by Claflin University

GTC Urban Farmers
  ~ Nominated by Greenville Technical College

Mike Company
   ~ Nominated by The Citadel

South Carolina Faculty Award for Service Learning

Presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to the integration of service learning into their curriculum, using innovative ways to connect students’ service with academics. This nominee has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.

Statewide Recipient

Shane Isbell
   ~ Nominated by Greenville Technical College

Campus Honorees

Dr. Tammy Graham
   ~ Nominated by The Citadel

Dr. Shawnna Helf
   ~ Nominated by Winthrop University

Dr. Floyd Minuette
   ~ Nominated by the University of South Carolina Columbia

South Carolina Civic Engagement Professional Award

Presented to a full-time professional staff member for significant contributions to the institutionalization of community engagement by inspiring a vision for service on the campus and supporting faculty, students, and/or campus-community partnerships.

Statewide Recipient

Lieutenant General John W. Rosa
   ~ Nominated by The Citadel

Campus Honorees

Tomeika Bennett
   ~ Nominated by Greenville Technical College

Luis Sierra
   ~ Nominated by the University of South Carolina Columbia

South Carolina Engaged Community Partner Award

Presented to a community partner that has worked to support the civic mission of their partnering campus and has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways.  Community partners are vital links for engaging campuses and students to meet critical community needs.  This award is intended to recognize a community partner’s involvement with the campus community by engaging in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.

Statewide Recipients (Tie)

Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County
  ~ Nominated by Greenville Technical College

Kaleidoscope – Expanded Learning Program
   ~ Nominated by The Citadel

Campus Honorees

Harvest Hope Food Bank
   ~ Nominated by the University of South Carolina Columbia

Officer William Andrews
   ~ Nominated by Winthrop University

One80 Place
   ~ Nominated by Charleston Southern University

Pathways to Victory, New Mount Zion Baptist Church
   ~ Nominated by Claflin University