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.  

Civic Engagement in the C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership serves as the campus unit to help identify nominees and assist with applications for the various awards listed below.

BGSU Awards

  • Public Impact Awards – Recognize students, faculty, staff, and community partners for their impact in the community over the past year.

Regional Awards

  • 20 under 40 – Recognizes community leaders – all under 40 - in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.  

State Awards

  • 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.  

National Awards

  • 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.