Please join us in recognizing the outstanding work of our students, faculty, staff, instructors, and community partners at the 2014 Community Engagement and Student Leadership Awards. This is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and work of those who nurtured campus-community partnerships and who have helped UWM fulfill its civic mission.
As an award nominator we ask that you fill out the form below. You can nominate an individual for more than one award, if applicable, and you can nominate a number of individuals for the same or different awards. Each nomination, though, must be done through a new form.
List of Award Categories:
Service-Learner of the Year
Service-Learner of the Year award recognizes UWM students who are exemplary service-learning students. These students have demonstrated an understanding of the curriculum as it relates to their service-learning placement, while also having a positive impact on the consumers or mission of the agency where they are engaging in community-based learning.
Student Volunteer of the Year
The Student Volunteer of the Year award recognizes the outstanding efforts of a UWM student who has dedicated their time to serve in the community. This student has shown exemplary dedication and commitment as a volunteer, and has shown they are passionate about making positive change. This student shows passion for the work they do in the community and is an excellent ambassador of UWM’s civic mission.
Student Leader of the Year
The Student Leader of the Year award is given to a UWM student who has a history of leadership and service on and off campus, and has done a remarkable job during this academic year in terms of displaying strong leadership that has made a real difference of the lives of others. This award is an acknowledgement of the strong likelihood that the recipient will be a positive change agent after they graduate.
Bonner Leader of the Year
The Bonner Leader of the Year award honors one Bonner whose community service work and leadership development serves as a role model to other Bonner Leaders on our campus and across the country. The Bonner Leader Program is a part of a national network of college students who are committed to completing 300 hours of service and leadership education each year in exchange for an AmeriCorps Award. UWM selects 25 new Bonners from its Freshman class each year. These students serve as tutors at MPS schools, work at environmental agencies, distribute food at local pantries, and engage in an alternative spring break trip to the Appalachian region of the country each year.
Youth Mentor of the Year
The Youth Mentor of the Year award honors a UWM student who has made a commitment to making a real difference in the life of a local child through the College Bigs and Youth Mentors Program.
Community-Engaged Faculty of the Year
The Community-Engaged Faculty of the Year award recognizes a faculty member who has shown a commitment to engaged scholarship and service by offering their professional expertise in service to the wider community and encouraging student civic engagement through academic service learning,and community-based learning experiences.
Community-Engaged Staff Member of the Year
The Community-Engaged Staff Member of the Year award recognizes a staff member who has a demonstrated passion for making a difference in the community through their work, commitment to service, and community engagement.
Service-Learning Instructor of the Year
The Service-Learning Instructor of the Year recognizes non-faculty teaching staff who have actively engaged students enrolled in their courses in academic service-learning. Recipients in this category will have shown a commitment to best-practices in service-learning pedagogy and to the agencies where their students are placed.
Community Partner of the Year
The Community Partner of the Year award recognizes a community agency or organization that has an on-going partnership with UWM which provides student volunteers and service-learners meaningful community-based learning opportunities. The organization should have a sustained record of student engagement that has inspired and motivated students to become civically engaged while addressing community issues.
Please fill out the following form to nominate someone for an award. Areas in bold are required.