Awards and Recognition
Each year there are a variety of institutional, regional, state, and national awards that recognize students, faculty, and community partners for their contributions and dedication in community engagement, public impact research, and community-based teaching.
The BGSU Center for Public Impact serves as the campus unit to help identify nominees and assist with applications for the various awards listed below.
- Public Impact Awards – Recognize students, faculty, staff, and community partners for their impact in the community over the past year.
- 20 under 40 – Recognizes community leaders – all under 40 - in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
- David Hoch Memorial Award – Honors the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement performed by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.
- Charles J. Ping Student Service Award – Honors undergraduate students at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus or within their community.
- Newman Civic Fellowship – Recognizes and supports community committed students who are change-makers and public problem-solvers at Campus Compact member institutions. See BGSU recipients of the Newman Civic Fellowship.
- Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award – Recognizes one senior faculty member (post-tenure or middle-to-late career if not in a tenure-line) each year for their exemplary engaged scholarship, including leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, conducting community-based research, fostering reciprocal community partnerships, building institutional commitments to service-learning and civic engagement, and other means of enhancing higher education’s contributions to the public good.
- Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty – Recognizes a full-time faculty member who is pre-tenure at tenure-granting campuses or early career (i.e. within the first six years) at campuses with long-term contracts, and who connects their teaching, research, and service to community engagement.