Please join the Center for Civic Engagement in congratulating the 2017 winners of Drew University’s Civic Engagement Awards:

The Collaborative Action Award is awarded to a student organization or community partner that leads an effective collaboration with the university to accomplish a community service project outside the university.

  • Emily Baldi, No2DatingAbuse Program Manager at Jersey Battered Women’s Service, and Jersey Battered Women’s Service

The Faculty Leadership Award is awarded to a full-time faculty member in any school of Drew University who has demonstrated commitment to civic engagement through advocacy, teaching, or project development.

  • Elias Ortega-Aponte, Assistant Professor of Afro-Latino/a Religions and Cultural Studies

The Staff Leadership Award is awarded to a full-time staff member who has developed or supported opportunities for the Drew community to participate in activities that benefit others.

  • Twannah Ellington, Assistant Director of Educational Opportunity Scholars

The Graduate Student Community Action Award is awarded to a student enrolled in the Theological School or the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies who has benefited a community outside of Drew by integrating an academic or creative endeavor with community engagement.

  • Saffet Catovic, Theological School

The Creative Community Award is awarded to an individual or group in the Drew University community that shows unusual creativity or innovation in pursuit of a community service or civic engagement project benefiting a community outside of Drew.

  • The Drew Dance Program, led by Kimani Fowlin, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Arts.

The Thomas D. Sayles Jr. Student Award for Outstanding Service to the Community is awarded annually to up to two junior undergraduate students, who, like the award’s namesake, have demonstrated an exceptional commitment and unselfish dedication to Drew and to the larger community through exemplary service.

  • Kendra Polk, C’18
  • Leah Nadel, C’18

The Ben Salmon Service Recognition Award was created by the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) to honor students who enhance the campus through volunteerism, extra-curricular involvement and off-campus service. The award’s standards were set to reflect those of the VRC’s student founder, Ben Salmon (CLA ’03).

  • Hannah Kohn, C’17

Special Recognition for Social Justice Action Benefiting Drew University

  • Kuumba, the Pan-African Student Organization