NHIA Celebrates Campus Compact Award Winners

Jennifer Robertson on 04.20.17

New Hampshire Institute of Art Celebrates Campus Compact Presidents’ Award Winners

On April 11, 2017, the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) participated in the annual Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards luncheon and awards ceremony recognizing student, faculty, and community partner leadership that promotes civic engagement.

The luncheon and awards ceremony was held at the SERESC conference center in Bedford, New Hampshire and hosted by Campus Compact for New Hampshire, the state affiliate of the national Campus Compact coalition comprising nearly 1,000 colleges and universities committed to promoting the public purposes of higher education through campus-based civic engagement.

Over 200 college students, higher education staff and administrators, representatives of local K-12 schools, and nonprofits came together for the annual Presidents’ Award luncheon. Campus Compact national president Andrew J. Seligsohn congratulated the award winners and delivered a keynote address. NHIA President Kent Devereaux, along with the recipients of this year’s awards and their families, were pleased to attend.

“In an era when we’re seeing an increasingly divided America, a lack of faith in our civic institutions, and a failure by many of our elected representatives to actively engage in positive dialog, we’re proud to recognize the work of those among us who are demonstrating the power of civic engagement through their actions,” said NHIA President Devereaux.

The Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards are made in three categories:

Presidents’ Leadership Award

For an individual student or student organization that has made outstanding contributions to community service, service learning, and/or civic engagement efforts on their campus. President Devereaux presented this year’s Leadership Award to Elizabeth Brown, a fourth-year Creative Writing student at NHIA for her service on the Student Leadership Committee, Diversity Committee, and as part of the editorial team of NHIA’s annual creative arts journal Ayris

Presidents’ Good Steward Award

For a member of the faculty, administration, or staff who has contributed their professional expertise in service to the wider community and significantly advanced public service on their campus. President Devereaux presented this year’s Good Steward Award to faculty member Karen Mayeu, head of NHIA’s Graphic Design program, for her volunteer service with the New Hampshire Creative Club, the City of Manchester’s Wayfinding Committee, and the City of Manchester’s Flag Contest. 

Presidents’ Community Partner Award

For a non-profit organization who has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with a college or university. President Devereaux presented this year’s Community Partner Award to Kari Sanborn, who accepted the award on behalf of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and the Center’s innovative new mental health mobile response unit.


About Campus Compact

Founded in 1997, Campus Compact for New Hampshire is a statewide consortium of college and university presidents and private sector partners who are united in their commitment to the civic purposes of higher education. Our mission is to be a catalyst to integrate community service and civic responsibility throughout the academic and student life goals of its member institutions. For more information, visit www.compactnh.org