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Student Awards

2024 Charles J. Ping Student Service award nominations extended to March 1st!

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact, is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of the late Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and engaged citizens.

This recognition is granted annually to undergraduates at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions.

Students nominated to be a Charles J. Ping Student Service Award winner compete with other nominees from across the state for two $250 Legacy Award mini-grants, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice.  The Legacy Award mini-grants are sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact.

Charles Ping
The late Charles J. Ping

2023 Charles J. Ping Student Service Award Recipients

Read the full impact of our recipients in our Ping publication.

Ping Legacy Award Recipients

Emma Hart – Oberlin College
Parwinder Singh – Ohio University

Ping Award Recipients

Alivia Mae Kruczkowski – Defiance College
Amanda Kot – Wittenberg University
Anthony Wright – Mount St. Joseph University
Erin Kipp – John Carroll University
Graham Steed – Ohio Wesleyan University
Jacob Eppley – Denison University
John Holzaepfel – The Ohio State University
Joseph Haas – University of Mount Union
Kate Brand – Miami University
Kyrsten Stuckey – Bowling Green State University
Nathan Ritchey – Kent State University


Newman Civic Fellowship

2024 nominations are open through March 1.

Sponsored by the national Campus Compact, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Please use the page link above for more information.

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