About the Awards
The Community and Civic Engagement Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and community partners who have done exceptional work in community-based learning, community-based research, and/or community and civic engagement projects over the past year.
Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Award - Awarded to an individual undergraduate and graduate student each year to recognize exemplary performance in an academic credit-bearing community-based learning experience (e.g., service-learning course, community-based internship, community-based capstone project, international service-learning experience, community-based research project).
Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Group Award - Awarded to a student group each year to recognize exemplary performance in an academic, credit-bearing, community-based learning experiences (e.g. service-learning course, community-based internship, community-based capstone project, international service-learning experience, community-based research*). One award designated for undergraduate student group and one award designated for graduate student group.
Community-Based Teaching - Awarded to a BGSU faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in creating high-impact community-based learning experiences, such as community-based learning courses (a.k.a. service-learning). Nominees for this award will be considered as nominees for State and National community engagement awards.
Community-Based Research - Awarded to a BGSU faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in creating high-impact community-based learning experiences, through community-based research. Nominees for this award will be considered as nominees for State and National community engagement awards.
Community Partner Awards
Individual Excellence Award -This award recognizes an individual person at a community partner organization for their significant contributions as a community partner.
Organization Excellence Award - This award recognizes an organization or agency for its significant contributions as a community partner.
Partnership Award - The Outstanding Community Partnership Award recognizes an outstanding program or project made possible by a partnership between BGSU department(s)/individual(s) and community partner(s).
Staff Excellence Award - This award recognizes and honors a Bowling Green State University staff member who has made a significant contribution to or has provided exemplary leadership in supporting community-based learning.
2016-2017 Award Recipients
INST 3800: Intro to International Service-Learning for their community-based learning projects with La Conexion and US Together, a refugee resettlement agency.
Marie Dean, for her work as a student leader in the Chapman Service-Learning Community Leadership Seminar.
Meriem Mechehoud, for her efforts organizing and participating in community discussions designed to promote cross-cultural understanding and respect in the community stemming from her work in INST 6800: Deconstructing Islamophobia.
Carrie Hamady, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics for her work with FN 4800: Seminar in Food and Nutrition which partnered with 23 different community programs.
Community Partner Awards
Angie Bradford, Director of Food Service, Wood County Committee on Aging for her years of support with the FN 4360: Lifecycle Nutrition service-learning class.
Project Hope, Sandra Tebbe, Program Director, for providing multiple opportunities for students to engage in Community-based learning projects.
Adopt an Apprentice Teacher , a program that places 400 students per semester from the College of Education and Human Development in local schools to provide support services while gaining practical experience.
Sit and Tell, a multi-partnered community-based art project focused on sharing the stories of Strong Women of Toledo.
Aaron Kane, Director of Parking Services and the Parking Services Staff Members for implementing the Toys for Tickets campaign.
2015-2016 Award Recipients
Not pictured: Jeanette Dillon, Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding
Graduate Student Award recipient, Emily Hilyer, Ohio Campus Compact
Ping Award recipient, and Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Faculty
Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Research Award recpient.
Chris Hatfield receives his Hofmeister Outstanding Student Award for
his graphic design project Brick X Brick.
Dr. Shannon Orr with her Faculty Excellence Award for Community-Based
Dawn Hofmeister with members of the POLS 6600 graduate student group
who received the Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Group
Dr. Lisa Hanasono receives the Hoch
Award from Lesha Farias of Ohio Campus Compact.
Camp Leadership Group at this year's ceremony. The group received
the Undergraduate Kurt E. Hofmeister Outstanding Student Group
Dr. Nick Hennessy with his Friend of the Center for Community and
Civic Engagement Award for all of his ongoing support of civic and
Mrs. Therese Sadowski receives her Community Partner Excellence Award
from Faculty Member Dr. Brett Holden.
Trinidy Jeter with her daughter showcasing her Staff Excellence Award
at this year's ceremony.
Dr. Paul Morris and his community partner Jayne Roth with the 4-H
Program receive their award for Outstanding Community Partnership for
Previous Award Recipients
Community Partner Excellence: Mrs. Therese Sadowski, Ohio National Guard
Outstanding Partnership Award - Kids' Tech University, Dr. Paul Morris and Jayne Roth
Faculty Excellence in Community-Based Teaching: Dr. Shannon Orr, Associate Professor, Political Science
Faculty Excellence in Community-Based Research and Teaching: Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication
Friend of the CCCE: Dr. Nick Hennessy, Office of Campus Sustainability
Undergraduate Group Excellence: Math Camp Leadership Team
Graduate Group Excellence: Political Science 6600
Staff Excellence: Trinidy Jeter
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Graduate Student Excellence: Jeanette Dillon, School of Media and Communication
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Undergraduate Student Excellence: Chris Hatfield, Graphic Design
Ohio Campus Compact Charles J. Ping Student Service Award: Emily Hillyer, Social Work
Ohio Campus Compact David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service: Dr. Lisa Hanasono, Assistant Professor, School of Media and Communication
Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow Award: Meg Burrell, Sophomore, Political Science
Community Partner – Individual Excellence: Robin Richter
Community Partner – Organization Excellence: La Conexion de Wood County
Faculty Excellence: Dr. Lisa Hanasono
Friend of the Office: Mary Grolle, Conference & Event Services
Group Excellence: Rock the Block and Math Camp Leadership Team
Staff Excellence: Kathy Newman
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Graduate Student Excellence: Chelsea Greco
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Undergraduate Student Excellence: Maddi Georgoff
Community Partner – Individual Excellence: Jennifer Kephart, Habitat for Humanity of Wood County
Community Partner – Organization Excellence: Wood County Committee on Aging
Faculty Excellence: Dr. Laura Landry-Meyer
Friend of the Office: BGSU Dining
Group Excellence: SOWK 4060: Macro Practice (Fall 2013) students and Bowling Green Alternative Breaks (bGAB)
Staff Excellence: Dr. Nick Hennessy, Campus Sustainability
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Graduate Student Excellence: Tara Schuler
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Undergraduate Student Excellence: Anna Voinovich and Clarence Jackson
Student Group Excellence: Chapman Community Juvenile Residential Center Mentors
Community Partner – Individual Excellence: Stephanie Serda, Perrysburg Heights Community Association
Community Partner – Organization Excellence: Wood Lane
Faculty Excellence: Deborah A. O’Neil
Friend of the Office: The Classified Staff Council
Group Excellence: The Veteran Engagement Team,
Staff Excellence: Bill Thompson, The Listening Post
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Graduate Student Excellence: Marne Austin
The Kurt E. Hofmeister Undergraduate Student Excellence: Mykel Lindsay
Community Partner: Brooke Harrison, Bowling Green Manor
Faculty Excellence: Gordon Ricketts, Director, Arts Village
Friends of the Office: Emily Avery, United Way of Greater Toledo; Chiara Cameron, United Way in Wood County; and Bill Thompson, Common Good
Staff Excellence: Paul Valdez, Office of Service-Learning
Student Excellence in Civic Engagement: Benjamin Romaker
Student Excellence in Service-Learning: Jimez Parker
Group Excellence in Civic Engagement: ARFROTC Detachment 620 - BG Cadets
Group Excellence in Service-Learning:MGMT 3600: Organizational Theory and Behavior
Community Partner: Vicki Snyder, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Children's Services; Margaret Szymanski, Ohio National Guard; and Katie Stygles, Bridge Home Health and Hospice - Blanchard Valley
Faculty Excellence: Dr. Mary Murray, School of Intervention Services & Dr. Joseph Chao, Computer Science
Friend of the Office: Jeff Nelson, BGSU Bookstore
Staff Excellence: Martha Sears, Reading Center: America Reads Challenge Program
Student Excellence: Monet Whirl, Chapman Learning Community and Heather Utsler, Allies in Dramatic Art of Scott High School
Group Excellence: Spanish 3950: Mexico Today on Global Perspective and English 5800: Seminar on Language Preservation & Language Death