SMSU's 2018 Campus Compact Presidents' Award winners

Posted from Tuesday, March 06, 2018 through Monday, March 26, 2018

President Connie J. Gores recently named SMSU's 2018 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents' Award winners.

President’s Student Leadership Award
Steven Yang
Steven Yang has built a thriving campus community through his many roles at SMSU from Student Body Vice President to Resident Assistant. He has the traits of an excellent leader and strives to increase student involvement and representation on campus.

President’s Civic Engagement Steward Award
Marianne Zarzana
As a faculty member and Director of Creative Writing, Marianne Zarzana is particularly effective in efforts to enhance SMSU’s reputation as a locally, regionally, and globally engaged institution. Her many pursuits include the Creating Spaces Writing Contest, Marshall Literary Festival, and organizing the Mallard Island program week and subsequent presentations.

President’s Community Partner Award
Bridges International- Jacob Hart
Bridges International at SMSU creates civic, spiritual, and personal connections with our international students. In this program, international students are offered a bridge to American culture and the Marshall Community through home stays, community service projects, and sharing their international cultures with others.

Each year, the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships. Acknowledgement of outstanding collaborative work not only informs and inspires others’ efforts, but also encourages greater support for higher education’s civic engagement initiatives. Awards are presented at the annual statewide summit and awards luncheon on April 19, 2018.

— Melissa Scholten

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