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Nominate students, community organizations and individuals for Staley School awards

The Staley School of Leadership Studies is seeking nominees for Celebrating Services and Leadership awards. The awards honor Kansas State University students, community partners and outstanding individuals who have volunteered their time and leadership to enhance, improve and impact the greater good of the campus and community.

In recognition of the “power of volunteers to spark change and improve the world through community,” the Celebrating Service and Leadership Community Service awards are modeled after the George H.W. Bush’s Daily Point of Light Award. These awards embrace the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service.

The Staley School values and practices civic engagement and service-learning opportunities through valuable coursework and student programs as part of our mission to develop knowledgeable, caring, inclusive leaders for a diverse and changing world. Volunteering and community service often lead to increased civic involvement and leadership for college students, youth and community members.

Nominate an individual or a group by Friday, April 10. Honorees will be notified by Monday, April 13. A virtual celebration will take place – details to be announced.

The following awards are open for nomination:

Outstanding K-State Student Volunteer
Eligibility includes K-State students who have participated in HandsOn Kansas State service or other civic engagement activities during the 2019-2020 academic year. Nominees have demonstrated exemplary leadership in service and addressed a need in the community. They should display dedication, responsibility, commitment and sensitivity to diversity while meeting the needs of the community.

Outstanding K-State Student Organization
Any organization that is recognized through K-State’s Center for Student Involvement or a K-State department/college and has been active with HandsOn Kansas State during the 2019-2020 academic year is eligible. The nominated organization promotes an ethic of service on and off campus through ongoing service or an exemplary one-time project. Nominated organizations are committed to involving others in service and activism and have effectively mobilized a large and diverse population on campus to address an issue of importance in the community.

Outstanding Service Champion
Eligible individuals are from the greater Manhattan area and have demonstrated outstanding efforts in volunteerism and service to meet a community need. Nominees have displayed excellence in community service, civic engagement, corporate responsibility and/or social change. They also have engaged in creative utilization of people, resources and opportunities while exercising leadership and advocating for positive change in their community. They are able to demonstrate their impact through measurable outcomes.

Outstanding Community Service Partner
Eligible groups from the greater Manhattan area have partnered with HandsOn Kansas State in order to meet a community need. Nominated groups promote an ethic of service in the community through ongoing efforts or through an exemplary one-time project. These groups are committed to involving others in service and activism and have effectively mobilized a large and diverse population to address an issue of importance in the community.

Submit a nomination online for any of the above awards. Past recipients of the awards can be found on our website. Questions can be directed to handson@k-state.edu.

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