Outstanding Student Service Awards
Michigan Campus Compact is delighted to be celebrating NINETEEN years of OSSA, continuing the tradition of recognizing undergraduate and graduate students across the state for devoting their time and talents to building strong, safe and connected communities.
We are looking forward to the ceremony on Saturday, April 18, 2015 which will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a brunch buffet, and conclude by 2:00 p.m.
About the Awards
HEART AND SOUL AWARD recognizes undergraduate and graduate students for their time, effort and personal commitment to their community through service.
- Heart and Soul nominees were required to complete a short interest survey to receive their award certificate.
- The nomination process for this award opened fall of 2015 and closed in early January of 2016.
- Click here for the Heart & Soul nomination guidelines.
COMMITMENT TO SERVICE AWARD recognizes TWO students per MiCC member campus for either the breadth or the depth of his/her community involvement or service experience(s) and the demonstration of meaningful reflection. Recipients, for example, may have devoted multiple years to one program or have demonstrated their leadership by making multiple contributions to her/his institution and community through community service involvement.
- Nominations for this award were submitted by the President’s Office (or their designee) of each MiCC member campus. It is at the discretion of each campus to determine the selection of Commitment to Service nominees.
- Nominees for the Commitment to Service Award who submitted their surveys are the pool of candidates for the Outstanding Community Impact award. A review committee determines the winners of the Outstanding Community Impact Award. Please note: nominees do not receive both awards, if they are chosen for the Outstanding Community Impact Award, they receive that top award only.
- Click here to see what questions are asked prior to completing the online form.
OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD honors up to five undergraduate and one graduate student in Michigan 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, and demonstrate personal reflection and a commitment to lifelong engagement.
- Individuals/campuses do not nominate for this award. The candidates are the students who are nominated for the Commitment to Service Award that completed their required surveys.
- Winners of this award are selected by an outside review panel.
- Winners will receive $200 to donate to the organization of their choice.
Congratulations to the following students on being chosen the 2014-15 Outstanding Community Impact Awardees:
- Alison Case, Michigan State University
- Kanyn Doan, Grand Valley State University
- Alicia Gillman, University of Michigan-Flint
- McKenzie Hayes, Schoolcraft College
- Ashley Watters, Central Michigan University
- James "Rev" Young, Ferris State University
Click here for more information on this years Outstanding Community Impact Awardees!
Read about the 2013-14 Outstanding Community Impact Award Winners by clicking here. For the complete awardee list for 2014, please click here.