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CCE Awards

Exceptional Promise in Social Justice Award
Exemplary Achievement in Community-Engaged Teaching
Outstanding Community Partner Award
Outstanding Engagement with K-12 Youth
Award for Outstanding Community Service
Anabel and Jerry McHugh Director's Award
Sustained Commitment Award

Exceptional Promise in Social Justice Award

This award honors a lower-division student who shows exemplary promise as a champion of social justice, integrating liberal arts scholarship with rigorous community-based work in ways that extend and transform both in the process. Recipients of this award show a deep and abiding commitment to societal change at the grassroots level, and serve as exemplary models of activism and compassion, inspiring others to follow in their footsteps.

2016-2017 Recipient: Sarah Kang
2015-2016 Recipient: Reed Young
2014-2015 Recipient: Sophie Javna

Exemplary Achievement in Community-Engaged Teaching

This award honors a faculty member who has artfully woven academic scholarship with rigorous community-based work in transformative and innovative ways. Recipients of this award encourage students to make powerful connections between theory and practice, support the development of civic-skill building and civic identity, and prepare liberal arts students to serve as change agents in a complex and challenging world. 

2016-2017 Recipient: Christina Leza
2015-2016 Recipient: Christina Rader
2014-2015 Recipient: Jessie Dubreill

Outstanding Community Partner Award

This award honors community partners who, through their collaborative efforts, advance Colorado College's capacity for rigorous community-based work, enabling Colorado College students, faculty, and staff to extend the reach of the liberal arts towards the common good. Recipients of this award support the reciprocity and sustainability of Colorado College's community engagement, encourage systems-level thinking, and promote the development of civic skill-building and civic identity. 

2016-2017 Recipient: Lutheran Family Services
2015-2016 Recipient: Mary Lynn Sheetz
2014-2015 Recipient: Colorado Springs School District 11

Outstanding Engagement with K-12 Youth

This award honors a student in any year, who has done outstanding work in a K-12 education setting. Recipients of this award show an awareness and deep understanding of educational issues, and demonstrate a commitment to fostering the development and achievement of youth. This award recognizes ongoing positive community impact in K-12 student learning and success.

2016-2017 Recipient: Nan Elpers
2015-2016 Recipient: Kiersten Kelly
2014-2015 Recipient: Cassie Prouty

Sustained Commitment Award

The CCE Sustained Commitment Award was awarded in 2015-16 to honor students who had shown exceptional dedication and commitment to community-based work.  Engaging with the community through sustained, ongoing campaigns and partnerships often best meets community needs;  we celebrate the devotion required to address those needs.  This award was given to those who display not only a desire to make the world a better place, but the grit, perseverance, and hard-work that such efforts require.

2015-16 Recipients: Dontené Bonnet, Michael Colwell, Kayla Fratt, Cassie Prouty, Eden VanDevanter and Talia Worth

Award for Outstanding Community Service

This award is presented to a graduating senior who, through commitment to community service, best exemplifies the ideals of a liberal arts and sciences education. Over the years at Colorado College, this student has been consistently dedicated to promoting an ethic of community engagement and involving others in understanding the civic and social challenges of our world. A monetary award, endowed by the Class of 1981, accompanies this award.

2016-2017 Recipient: Emma Kepes
2015-2016 Recipient: Shane Lory
2014-2015 Recipients: Skyler Trieu and Margaret Wolf

Anabel and Jerry McHugh Director's Award

Established in 1996, The Anabel and Jerry McHugh Director’s Award is presented to a graduating senior who has made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the Collaborative for Community Engagement at Colorado College.This award does not recognize the particulars of a student’s service work as much as it recognizes the overall effort of a student to promote an ethic of service and to promote the CCE. A monetary award, endowed by a private donor and the Board of Trustees, accompanies this award.

2016-2017 Recipient: Emma Brachtenbach
2015-2016 Recipient: Cassie Prouty
2014-2015 Recipient: Rebecca Celli