2022 IAMNCC Award Winners Announced

May 1, 2022

For immediate release: Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) today announced the winners of the 2022 Presidents’ and Engaged Campus Awards. This year, 69 awardees were selected from 57 colleges and universities across the state.

The Engaged Campus Awards recognize great projects, partnerships, and programs related to civic and community engagement. The Presidents’ Awards recognize outstanding contributions in civic and community engagement by students, faculty, staff, collaborative teams, and community organizations.  Awards will be presented at a virtual event on May 4 from 11 am – 12 pm; everyone in our network is welcome to attend this free event.

  • Engaged Campus Award for Alumni Leadership recognizes an alum from a member institution making strong contributions to their community and demonstrating the values of the civic mission of higher education.
  • Engaged Campus Award for Community Collaboration recognizes a collaboration co-created with community organizations, leaders, and/or partners that is deep, reciprocal, and transformational.
  • Engaged Campus Award for Emerging Innovation recognizes a recent project, program, or initiative making unique and innovative contributions that demonstrate strong future potential, including student-led projects.
  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award recognizes an individual student or a student organization that models a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award recognizes a member of the faculty, administration, or staff or for a group (e.g., advisory committee, task force, project team) that has significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic and community engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award recognizes a community-based partner or organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.

Read more about each awardee here.

2022 IAMNCC Engaged Campus Award Winners 

  • Engaged Campus Award for Alumni Leadership: Senator Mary Kunesh (41, DFL), alumna of St. Catherine University (BA, 1995)
  • Engaged Campus Award for Community Collaboration: University of Northern Iowa’s Public Health major’s Farm to School program
  • Engaged Campus Award for Emerging Innovation: University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ College of Liberal Arts’ Engagement Hub (The Hub)

 

 

2022 IAMNCC Presidents’ Award Winners 

Organized by Member Campus 

 

Augsburg University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Marcia Rowe
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Design & Agency Studio
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Mill City Farmers Market

 

Bethel University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Lizzy Carson
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Sande Traudt
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: The Saint Paul Recovery Act

 

Carleton College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Maddie Fry
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership  Award: Meredith McCoy
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: The Northfield Union of Youth

 

Central College

  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Paulina Mena
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Maytag Family

 

Coe College

  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Four Oaks Family and Children Services

 

College of Saint Benedict

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Claire Olson
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: CSB/SJU Multicultural Center
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Great River Children’s Museum

 

Drake University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Brian Orellána
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Above and Beyond Cancer

 

Gustavus Adolphus College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Gustie Buddies Coordinators
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Heather Dale and Barb Larson Taylor
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Jody Fischenich

 

Hamline University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Deangela Huddleston
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Jane Krentz
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Sophia Brown

 

Inver Hills Community College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Emma Kirby
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Randi Goettl
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Jen Moe

 

Macalester College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Alyssa Rauschenberger
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Hana Dinku
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: East Side Freedom Library

 

Metro State University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Keno Evol
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Jennifer DeJonghe
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Urban Roots

 

Normandale Community College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Insia Kizilbash
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Nancy Johnson
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: MN Central Kitchen

 

Saint John’s University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Nathan Meyer
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Honors Scholars for Community and Collaborative Leadership
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: St. Cloud Rotary Richard C. Wilson Community Outpost

 

Simpson College

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Elise Sturgeon
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Voter Engagement Team at the Culver Public Policy Center
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: West Hill Brewery

 

Southwest Minnesota State University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Isatu Shirek
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: May Lee Moua-Vue
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Marshall Public Schools

 

St. Catherine University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Ania Salcedo
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? Project
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Roosevelt High School

 

The College of Saint Scholastica

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Meredith Kevan
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: National Center for Computer Science Education
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Loaves & Fishes

 

University of Minnesota, Morris

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Molly Falnes
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: James Wojtaszek
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Peggy Kill

 

University of Minnesota, Rochester

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Fadumasahra Farah
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Yuko Taniguchi and Jered Bright
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: April Sutor

 

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Jessica Forrester
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Andrew Furco
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Communities United Against Police Brutality

 

University of Northern Iowa

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Black Student Union
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center 
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Veridian Credit Union

 

University of St. Thomas

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: The Association of Women in Science
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Amy Gage
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Brenisen Wheeler

 

Winona State University

  • Presidents’ Student Leadership Award: Kendra Nusbaum
  • Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award: Dawnette Cigrand
  • Presidents’ Community Partner Award: Nicholas Whaley

 

Read more about each awardee here.

 

Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact (IAMNCC) is a network of 57 colleges and universities committed to strengthening the capacity for civic engagement and campus-community partnership in the service of fulfilling the public purposes at the heart of higher education. For more information about IAMNCC, visit our websites at iacampuscompact.org and mncampuscompact.org

Contacts: For press inquiries, contact Rob Barron, Executive Director at rbarron {at} compact(.)org. For award information and web inquiries, contact Monique Ellefson, Director of Network Engagement at mellefson {at} compact(.)org.