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Civic Engagement Leader Award Nominations Sought

Civic Engagement Leader Award Nominations Sought

To celebrate excellence in service to the community, SUNY Cortland will present Leadership in Civic Engagement awards to area students, faculty members, college staff and community members in recognition of significant contributions to the community’s quality of life through leadership in a variety of civic engagement activities.

Nominations of individuals or groups for an award and for students to receive a civic engagement scholarship are due to the Institute for Civic Engagement by Thursday, Feb. 24.

Nomination forms can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or as a PDF on the civic engagement website.

Completed forms should be e-mailed to getinvolved@cortland.edu.

Only those students who will return to SUNY Cortland for at least the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year are eligible for a civic engagement-related scholarship, which could be as much as $1,000.

Since April 2005, SUNY Cortland has presented awards to groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to their community’s quality of life through a variety of activities. Previous winners include:

  • A student who actively served Cortland Against All Rape (CAAR) over four years in various capacities.
  • Two students who created a Student Government Association-recognized environmental club named Cortland Students Advocating for a Valuable Environment (C-SAVE).
  • Students and faculty who created and conducted Project LEAPE (Leadership in Education in Adapted Physical Education), through which Cortland- and Homer-area students with mental and physical disabilities enjoy a range of activities, while awareness of their strengths is raised.
  • Members of the greater Cortland community who formed Gas Drilling Awareness for Cortland County, a group that helped to inform the community about potential environmental threats posed by hydrofracking.

For more information, contact the Institute for Civic Engagement at (607) 753-2403.