Spirit of Community Awards

 

In partnership with the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Dean of Students Office and the Alumni Association, the Division of Government and Community Affairs will present the third annual Wayne State University Spirit of Community Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

Wayne State encourages all faculty, staff and students to participate in meaningful, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with our community. These awards honor members of our university who best exemplify the spirit of Wayne State University's deep commitment to community engagement.

Nominations are now open!

All nominations for the 2019 Spirit of Community awards must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018. 

Faculty Nomination Form

Student Nomination Form

Staff Nomination Form

Project Nomination Form

 


Congratulations to our previous winners:

Staff Engagement Award

Recognizes a staff member who demonstrates exceptional commitment to service with a nonprofit agency or to coordinating or sustaining projects that make a positive difference in the community.

2018- Joan Verla, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

2017- LaShawnda Wrice, Development and Alumni Affairs

Faculty Engagement Award

Recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in academic service-learning through working in a mutually beneficial partnership with a community partner; developing reflective, creative, compassionate and just student leaders; and/or engaging in exemplary community-based research.

2018-Tolulope Sonuyi, School of Medicine

2017- Hayley Thompson, Leader, Population Studies & Disparities Research Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute and Associate Professor, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Department of Oncology

Student Engagement Award

Recognizes a student who demonstrates service to the community with dedication, integrity, humility, thoughtful leadership, compassion and soul, and a deep understanding of social justice.

2018-Tannia Rodriguez-Valenzuela, College of Engineering

2017- Tapinder Singh, Graduate Student, WSU School of Medicine

Project Engagement Award

Innovative projects by individuals or organizations/groups that respond to local, community-identified needs.

2018-Diabetes Education and Wellness Clinic (D.E.W.)

2017- Street Run Outreach Program of Street Medicine Detroit

Inspire from Within Philanthropy Award

Recognizes WSU faculty and staff who help strengthen the Wayne State community through philanthropic investment. Through annual, major and planned giving, WSU faculty and staff have the opportunity to serve the university, illustrate the power of philanthropy and inspire others to give.

2018-Patrick Gossman

2017- Peter and Karen Frade

Please visit our FaceBook Page to view photos from the 2018 event. 

Wayne State encourages all faculty, staff and students to participate in meaningful, sustainable and mutually beneficial relationships with our community. These awards honor members of our university who best exemplify the spirit of Wayne State University's deep commitment to community engagement.