Recognizing Excellence In Community Engagement


Award Opportunities

Award applications are now closed. They will open again in 2023!

You are invited to nominate a colleague, a student, a community partner agency, or yourself for one of Community-Engaged Alliance’s state-wide community engagement awards and/or recognition opportunities.

Starting in 2022, we honor and recognize individuals at our Annual Fall Retreat in September. This new awards cycle allows us to intentionally engage awardees throughout the year. Also in 2022, we have added a recognition category for staff and re-designed our applications and nomination forms to make applying and nominating easier than ever.

Don’t be shy, nominate yourself! To view applications, navigate to a specific award page below. Finally, sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date.

Student Awards Student Awards

2022 Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award Winner

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Abigail Abikoye
University of Notre Dame

Faculty Awards Faculty Awards

2022 Brian Douglas Hiltunen Faculty Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Scholarship of Engagement

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Dr. Carla Earhart
Ball State University

2022 Emerging Leaders in Community Engagement

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Dr. Carrie Mier
IU East

Melanie Swihart - Theatre & Dance

Melanie Swihart
Ball State University

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Dr. Jane Siegler
Butler University

Scott Sterling

Dr. Scott Sterling
Indiana State University

Staff Awards

2022 Community Engagement Professional Award Winner


Niki Messmore
IU School of Medicine

Community Partner Awards

2022 Community Partner Recognition

United Way of St. Joseph County

Campus Awards

2019 Engaged Campus Award Winner

Ball State University
President Geoffrey Mearns