Campus Compact honors three at BGSU

Students, faculty recognized for community service, civic engagement

Bowling Green State University salutes its three 2017 Campus Compact honorees, who by their service to the University and their communities have demonstrated leadership and a commitment to education for a better future.

Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education.  

“We are proud and delighted to see our students and faculty recognized by Campus Compact,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “These distinctions are a wonderful example of the extraordinary personal responsibility our community members take for service to others, and of the many ways in which Bowling Green State University changes lives for the world.”

Neiko Alvarado, a junior majoring in environmental policy and analysis, is the recipient of the Newman Civic Fellowship, which honors undergraduate and graduate students who have taken action in pursuit of long-term social change and who engage and inspire others in their communities.   

Kelly Largent, a senior majoring in middle childhood education, received the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award. Presented by Ohio Campus Compact, a nonprofit membership organization of 42 Ohio colleges and universities working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education, the award was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community. Ping Award winners represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers.

Dr. Brett Holden, assistant professor of theatre and film, was honored with the David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service, also presented by Ohio Campus Compact. The Hoch award honors the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution.