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May 9, 2018
CSP Receives Three Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards
Minnesota Campus Compact has recognized a CSP student, faculty member, and a CSP partnership as part of their annual Presidents’ Awards. Each year, Minnesota Campus Compact invites its member presidents and chancellors to give recognition to those who are civic engagement leaders on their campuses.
There are three award categories: The Presidents’ Student Leadership Award, Presidents’ Community Partner Award, and Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award.
The Presidents’ Student Leadership Award was given to CSP student, Diamond Cathcart. Cathcart is a student leader who has a passion for youth literacy and giving back to her community. Through the Reading Together program at Rondo Library, she has worked with a second grader for two years. In addition, she has volunteered in classrooms at Maxwell Elementary and Four Seasons Elementary.
The Presidents’ Community Partner Award recognized the partnership between CSP and Bridging, Inc. The organization provides home essentials to families with the goal of creating a bridge between those in need and those with excess. As a part of the partnership, CSP students have completed internship placements, volunteered annually for CSP’s MLK Day of Service, and have joined the Bridging, Inc. team as regular volunteers.
The Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award was given to CSP Professor Dr. Suzanne Hequet. Hequet has taught theology courses at CSP for six years and incorporates service learning as an integral component of her coursework. She encourages students to engage with the community as an extension of their faith. Hequet was also instrumental in bringing the Reformation to life in celebration of Luther’s 500th anniversary. Minnesota Campus Compact was founded in 1994 and aims to integrate civic work and learning into curriculum and operations of its network of colleges and universities. For more information on Campus Connect Minnesota and the Presidents’ Awards, visit their website and awards page.