FLINT — Two students from Mott Community College were awarded for their dedication and commitment to community service during the Michigan Campus Compact 15th annual Outstanding Student Service Awards Celebration held recently at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.
Each year, Michigan Campus Compact awards students from member colleges and universities across the state for their outstanding commitment to service-learning and civic engagement.
Three types of awards are given: the Outstanding Community Impact Award, the Commitment to Service Award, and the Heart and Soul Award. This year, more than 350 students from 38 member campuses received awards.
MCC student Charlene Fortner received the Outstanding Community Impact Award. This award is given to students who have made service an integral part of their college experience by their significant contribution to community resources. The recipient’s efforts build partnerships between their campuses and communities to demonstrate personal reflection and a commitment to lifelong engagement. Only six students received this award.
LaShanda Jackson received the Commitment to Service Award. This award recognizes up to two students per member campus in the state of Michigan for either their breadth or the depth of community involvement or service experiences. Only 45 students received this award.
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. Michigan Campus Compact promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. For more information, visit www.micampuscompact.org. — G.G.