North Carolina Campus Compact has received the 2013 Service-Learning Award in honor of Ned Brooks given by the APPLES Service-Learning program. APPLES, a student-led, community engagement program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presents the award annually to recognize “the sustained and ongoing commitment of [an individual or organization] who has addressed the concerns and needs of North Carolina communities.”
NC Campus Compact was cited for its impact on service-learning opportunities at Carolina, the state, and region. The award was presented by Dr. Ned Brooks, former Associate Provost at UNC Chapel Hill who supported the development of APPLES and the Carolina Center for Public Service, and by Father Tony Rojas, who represented last year’s recipient, the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry.
“It’s a privilege to receive this award,” said Dr. Lisa Keyne, the Compact’s executive director. “And it is a privilege to work in partnership with APPLES and UNC-Chapel Hill. You are truly a model of engagement and a pillar of service in our state.”
In nominating the Compact, one recommender wrote, “North Carolina Campus Compact has invigorated our work through their resources, network and relationships. Without the work and people of NC Campus Compact, service-learning would not have grown to where it is today. We are so grateful for the dedicated people of this organization who serve higher education across the state.”
The APPLES program, now in its 23rd year, sponsors a variety of educational experiences that link academics and public service, including alternative breaks, service-learning classes, and community-based internships. In addition to recognizing the Compact, APPLES also presented awards to an undergraduate student, a faculty member, a community partner, and an alumnus.