UMaine community members presented Maine Campus Compact awards

Members of the University of Maine community were recognized with Maine Campus Compact awards this week.

Senior Samantha Saucier received a Heart and Soul Award for her campus leadership, which includes co-founding the Women’s Resource Center.

The award recognizes six Maine undergraduate students who are actively involved in transforming their campuses and communities into environments of civic engagement. These students have developed positive community and campus change; worked to institutionalize their community projects; demonstrated leadership; and implemented innovative approaches to social issues.

The Honors College Student Advisory Board received the President’s Campus Leadership Award from Maine Campus Compact. The award recognizes a student organization or campus department at each MCC member institution for contributions to community service, service learning, and/or civic engagement efforts on campus.

Maine Campus Compact is a coalition of 18 campuses whose purpose is to catalyze and lead a movement to reinvigorate the public purposes and civic mission of higher education, according to the organization’s website.