Now accepting nominations for 2021 Maine Campus Compact awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Maine Campus Compact Awards Ceremony. 

This year the Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence, the Heart and Soul Student Award and a special Community Health Hero Student Award, created in response to the COVID-19 crisis, will be presented. MCC will also recognize one outstanding community partner and one outstanding corporate partner at this year’s virtual ceremony. 

Nomination submissions for these awards are due Feb. 10. More information and nomination guidelines can be found online 

The Donald Harward Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence will recognize three faculty members who have made public service an integral part of their teaching. The award is presented to recipients who use service-learning and/or community action as an innovative teaching tool to engage students in civic leadership. Recipients also show clear evidence of reflection and reciprocity with community partners and demonstrate a commitment to advocating for service-learning and/or community action on campus and beyond. Each campus may nominate three faculty members. 

The Heart and Soul Student Award recognizes six undergraduate students from member campuses who are actively involved in turning their campuses and communities into places of democracy. These students have raised their voices on issues of local and global importance through civic engagement efforts. Recipients may have a wide variety of experiences in any of the following areas: community service, service-learning, activism, democratic engagement or social justice. They also demonstrate leadership through their inclusive and innovative approaches to social, educational, environmental, health, economic and/or legal issues facing their communities. Each campus may nominate two students. 

The Community Health Hero Student Award will recognize two undergraduate students for their exemplary civic engagement directly related to the COVID-19 public health crisis. These students are inspiring and engaging leaders addressing pressing community and public health needs during these challenging times. Each campus may nominate two students. 

The Community Partner of the Year Award and the Corporate Partner of the Year Award will recognize one community partner and one corporate partner each for their distinguished contributions and dedication to strengthening campuses and communities in Maine. Recipients must show a deep and widespread commitment to sustainable, meaningful and reciprocal partnerships with Maine higher education institutions that have a positive impact on our campuses and in our communities. Each campus may nominate one Corporate Partner and one Community Partner. 

Nominations for all five award categories must be submitted to Lisa Morin,, by Feb. 10.