BGSU Center for Public Impact recognizes Ohio Campus Compact award recipients

The Bowling Green State University Center for Public Impact virtually recognized its 2020 Ohio Campus Compact award winners May 28.

Ohio Campus Compact is a non-profit that is committed to advancing the civic engagement of students and faculty at Ohio universities.

BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers gave the opening remarks. Dick Kinsley, executive director of Ohio Campus Compact, described each award before introducing the award recipients and nominees.

BGSU students and faculty were nominated or winners of three Ohio Campus Compact awards.

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who are committed to civic engagement and being a changemaker at their university. The winner will also receive training and resources through a year-long fellowship program.

BGSU student Alyssa Tomins was this year’s winner of the Newman Civic Fellowship.

The Charles J. Ping Student Services Award honors an undergraduate student for their community service and leadership on campus. Students nominated for this award will compete with other nominees to win one of two $250 grants to be given to the nonprofit of the winner’s choice.

For 2020, student Adam Smith was nominated on behalf of BGSU.

The David Hoch Memorial Award recognizes a faculty or staff member for their contributions to civic engagement and leadership at their university.

BGSU’s 2020 nominee is Dr. Lee Nickoson, professor and department chair of the Department of English. She was nominated by Rogers for the award because of her commitment to high-quality teaching, leadership, research and work with the Center for Public Impact and Center for Faculty Excellence.