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I like to feel that the real measurement of anyone’s life is whether or not you’ve made a useful difference.Bill Friday

University-Community Engagement Awards

The university recognizes students, staff, and faculty for their outstanding community engagement activity. Community partners are also recognized for their dedicated engagement work with UNCW.

UNCW Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Awards (Faculty)

The Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award is offered to recognize faculty excellence in addressing crucial local, regional, national, or global issues through scholarly activity directed towards persons and groups outside UNCW. This activity engages aspects of the public and private sectors to enhance cultural, economic, and social development. In 2016, the decision was made to offer the award to two recipients, one a senior scholar and one a junior scholar. Nomination deadline for 2018 is January 23.

UNCW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

Nominated by UNCW faculty, staff, and students and community partners, the UNCW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement is presented by the Office of Community Engagement to recognize university staff members who have been exceptional leaders university in the areas of engaged learning, engaged scholarship, and engaged service. Recipients of these awards have made a significant contribution to UNCW’s culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening UNCW’s commitment to supporting the communities we serve. Nomination deadline for 2018 is February 16.

UNCW Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement

The UNCW Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement is presented by the Office of Community Engagement to recognize community organizations that have been exceptional partners with the university in the areas of engaged learning, engaged scholarship, and engaged service. Recipients of these awards have made a significant contribution to our institution’s culture of engagement, further establishing and strengthening UNCW’s commitment to supporting the communities we serve. Nomination deadline for 2018 is February 16.

UNCW Student Awards 

The Office of Student Leadership and Engagement manages and awards student engagement awards. All opportunities are listed in the celebrate section of their website.