Every year, Concordia University presents two service-learning awards – one to a student and one to a faculty/staff person — to recognize significant accomplishments and contributions in the field of service-learning and public or community service.  Please click on the appropriate link below to nominate a student and/or faculty/staff person for these awards.

  • Student Nomination Form
  • Faculty/Staff Nomination Form

Student Community Building Brick Award

The Community Building Brick Award honors one student (junior or senior) who has made service an integral part of his or her college experience through significant contribution to the community.  Recipients demonstrate both a breadth and depth of commitment to a community organization or social issue.  These students are pillars of their campus and in their communities.  They support the civic efforts of others and take leadership roles in addressing and finding solutions to issues that face their communities.  Student efforts may have been through service-learning courses, extracurricular programming, and/or entirely on their own initiative.

  • 2016-2017: Mikayla Smith
  • 2015-2016: Mariah Hoffman
  • 2014-2015: Elizabeth Bartels
  • 2013-2014: Paige Joosten
  • 2012-2013: Airrion Williams
  • 2011-2012: Heather Huckstadt
  • 2010-2011: Dominique Gilmer
  • 2009-2010: Shukri Bashir
  • 2007-2008: Laura Hillman, junior, TRUTH Club founder
  • 2006-2007: Landon Anderson
  • 2005-2006:  Olivia Mulvey, senior Community Art major
  • 2004-2005:  Steve Donohoe, junior psychology major

Faculty/Staff Service-Learning Award

The Faculty/Staff Service-Learning Award was created to recognize those members of Concordia’s faculty and staff who are committed and dedicated to the practice of service-learning.  Their work enhances student learning, civic responsibility and personal growth while meeting needs identified by community members.  Nominees will be considered based on the quality of learning opportunities provided to students, contribution to sustainable partnerships in the community, institutional impact made, and years of experience with service-learning.

  • 2016-2017: Professor Cate Vermeland
  • 2015-2016: Dr David Woodard
  • 2014-2015: Dr Jim Seeman
  • 2013-2014: Dr Jayne Jones
  • 2012-2013: Dr Bruce Corrie
  • 2011-2012: Dr. Rhoda Schuler
  • 2010-2011: Dr. Robert Holst
  • 2009-2010: Dr. Julie Jochum-Gartrell
  • 2007-2008: Dr. Richard Carter, Professor of Religion
  • 2006-2007: Dr. Basma Ibrahim-Devries
  • 2005-2006:  Dr. Carl Schoenbeck, Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • 2004-2005:  Dr. Kristin Bransford, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • 2003-2004:  Dr. Michele Pickel, Assistant Professor of Education

Student Service-Learning Award for Campus Compact Summit

  • 2016-2017: Jordan Bruss