New SUNY Oswego awards to honor students seeking solutions

Three new awards will recognize SUNY Oswego students and student organizations actively working toward real change in their local, regional, national or international communities.

The college’s Civic Engagement Coalition developed the awards to identify the work of students in any number of areas working for positive change, in concert with SUNY Oswego’s emphases on engagement and solutions in its strategic plan.

“We are pleased to have this new means of student recognition,” said Nola Heidlebaugh, SUNY Oswego’s civic engagement coordinator.

The awards include:

- The Agent of Change Award, recognizing a student or group who, in the past year, identified a need on campus or in the community and worked to solve the problem or alleviate the need

- The Civic Leadership Award, honoring a student demonstrating a sustained commitment to civic-engagement leadership on campus or in the community

- The Organizational Civic Leadership Award, given to a student organization showing sustained and effective engagement in civic issues on campus or in the community

Nominations, due by April 1, are welcome from students, faculty, staff and members of the greater Oswego community. Winners will be honored during the Student Involvement Awards on April 28.

For more information, and to download a nomination form, visit the civic engagement awards page. Forms and information are also available by calling 312-3677 or e-mailing civic@oswego.edu.

(Posted: Mar 17, 2010)

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