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Service & Social Action

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Service Awards

Service Excellence Awards for Individuals

This award is designed for students who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and the University. Service Excellence Award winners must be on the Honor Roll for at least one semester in the given academic year. This award will be presented at the end of the year banquet to six students- one maleand one female from the first year, sophomore, and junior classes. In order to qualify, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be involved in at least one student organization. Students will apply for this distinction by submitting one letter of recommendation from an agency or organization that they volunteer with and a personal narrative of their service work and the impact that it has had on their life. All participants in the Honor Roll program will be notified of this “call for nominations” in the middle of the spring semester. A committee will review all of the candidates and select the winners who will receive a plaque. Additionally, a $500 donation will be made in the winner’s name to a non-profit organization of their choice.

Service Excellence Awards for Student Organizations

This award is designed for student organizations whose members most commit to works of service to the community and University. The winning organization will be the student organization whose members log the most hours of service through the Honor Roll’s online service tracking program over an entire academic year. In order for the organization to get credit for the hours, members must make sure that they select their student organization from the Organization drop down box when logging their hours (not available until Fall 2010). All hours must be logged by April 1st. The winning organization will receive a plaque. Additionally, a $500 donation will be made in the organization’s name to a non-profit organization of their choice. This award will be given away starting in 2011.

Christman Award for Service

The Christman Award is presented to a graduating senior who has most exemplified the Pro Humanitate motto during their time at Wake Forest. This is the highest service honor that a student can receive. Students do not have to be on the Honor Roll or a Service Excellence Award winner to receive this award. A call for nominations will be sent to students, faculty, and staff in the middle of the spring semester, and a committee will select the recipient. The award will be presented at the end of the year banquet and at the senior awards day during Commencement weekend. The recipient will receive $250, and a $750 donation will be made to their non-profit agency of choice. They will also receive a plaque, and their name will be placed on the plaque that is permanently hanging in the Volunteer Service Corps Office.