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Crowe receives statewide Community Impact Student Award

11/10/2010
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Jordon Crowe of Wingate University recently received North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth Community Impact Student Award. Crowe was one of thirty-four college students across the state who received the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Awardees also received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.

Crowe’s involvement at Wingate ranges from coordinating chapel services, to serving as a resident assistant for three years to giving back to his church youth group in Rutherfordton, N.C. Crowe has served as the UCAN (Wingate’s student-led service organization) student director for the past two years, supervising six student coordinators in building volunteer capacity for over 10 community agencies in the area. He was also Wingate’s first Alternative Spring Break coordinator and helped to incorporate a board, reflection and fundraising into the ASB experience.

The awards were presented at two NC Campus Compact Student Conferences that brought together over 300 college students and guests representing 34 North Carolina higher education institutions. On Oct. 30 at NC Wesleyan College, the Compact’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with the Reverend James Gailliard, CEO of the Impact Center and Senior Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church. Budd Berro, the Piedmont Regional Director for the Office of the Governor, joined Dr. Keyne in presenting the awards at Johnson C. Smith University on Nov. 6.

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North Carolina Campus Compact builds collaborations amongst public, independent and community colleges and universities. Presidents and chancellors commit their institutions to being “engaged campuses” that enhance a student’s sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs. For additional information about NC Campus Compact or the student conferences, visit www.nccampuscompact.org.