Our Top 10 List for 2016

December 8, 2016

The countdown to midnight later this month will herald the end of 2016, and we’re taking a moment to reflect on some of the most noteworthy headlines from our organization and our member institutions over the past year.

1. Post-Election Statement from the Iowa Campus Compact Board of Directors

2. UNI Makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

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For the second year in a row, an Iowa higher education institution was one of four national winners of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

3. First Episodes of Compact Nation Podcast Air

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Have you heard the joke about the three community engagement directors getting into an elevator? Want to find out what happens when they start a podcast?

Download the latest episodes and subscribe in iTunes!

4. By the Numbers: See How 2016 MLK Day of Service Projects Helped Iowans

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The 2016 MLK Day of Service events funded by our grant program on campuses across the country brought together 45,677 volunteers to serve 14,879 veterans and donate 184,952 pounds of food.

5. 2016 Engaged Campus Awards

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“Every year these awards present a wonderful opportunity for us to recognize the deep campus and community partnerships across the state that are fueling deeper student learning and strong community impacts.”

6. Midwest Service Leaders Retreat

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The Midwest Service Leaders Conference is a student-led regional conference aimed at helping students from universities, colleges, and technical schools develop skills, passion, and knowledge to inspire meaningful service projects on campus, in their communities, and throughout the world.

7. Civic Ambassadors Retreat

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Meet the Fall 2016 Civic Ambassadors!

8. IACC, Member Campuses, and Sec. of State Paul Pate Engage Students in Democratic Process with Voting Resources

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Campus Compact was a partner in the Campus Election Engagement Project, a nationwide, non-partisan initiative to help America’s colleges and universities get as many students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves, and turn out at the polls.

9. First Principal Community Scholars Selected

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2016 saw the launch of the Principal Community Scholars Program, a prestigious opportunity for college students to lead social change on their campus and in their communities. Selected students will be announced early in the new year!

10. 10 Year Anniversary of IACC VISTA

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We’ve had 10 years of AmeriCorps VISTA. The program’s impact on communities in Iowa can’t be overstated – but a few of our partners put their appreciation into their own words.

Happy New Year!

How will you remember 2016, and what are your goals for 2017? If your new year’s resolution is to further the civic mission of higher education on your campus, we can help. Happy New Year!

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