CCMA 2020 Award Winners Announced

December 15, 2020

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is very pleased to announce the winners of our CCMA awards for 2020. Through this award program, CCMA actively seeks to recognize excellent service-learning and civic engagement work in our region. CCMA aims to recognize student, faculty, administrative, and community leaders.

Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic is excited to announce the following award recipients:

  • The Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award – Dr. Samia Rab Kirchner, Morgan State University
  • The Early Career Engaged Scholarship Award – Dr. Julius Davis, Bowie State University
  • The Excellence in Service Student Group Award – Frostburg State University’s Student Government Association
  • The Civic Engagement Award – Ms. Amanda Choutka, American University
  • The Institutional Leadership Award – Ms. Amy Cohen, The George Washington University
  • The Engaged Campus Award – UMBC
  • The Civic Leadership Award – Ms. Susan Stroud, Innovations in Civic Participation
  • The Willam E. “Brit” Kirwan Engaged Leader Award – Dr. Maurice Taylor, Morgan State University
  • The P20 Partnership Award – Dr. Elizabeth Soslau, University of Delaware

Please see full award descriptions and winners’ bios here.

UMBC, the winner of the Engaged Campus Award, consistently demonstrates community-engaged leadership as an anchor institution in the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area by involving community partners’ voice in partnership development and assessment, and integrating it into its strategic plan. From the Shriver Center, to faculty engaging with service-learning on their classes, up to the President’s office and in countless other ways, UMBC has exemplified an engaged campus.

This year, two of our award recipients have long been a part of the CCMA network, having served in countless ways to further the mission of actively advancing our communities through civic and community engagement.

Dr. Maurice Taylor, winner of this year’s William E. “Brit” Kirwan Engaged Leader Award, has served as Morgan State University’s representative on the CCMA Senior Advisory Group for Engagement (SAGE) Steering Committee and as the SAGE representative to CCMA’s Board for the past decade. Most recently Dr. Taylor helped launch CCMA’s partnership with the Middle States Commission for Higher Education (MSCHE) and was a guest speaker at the inaugural Guided Conversation: Leveraging Community and Civic Engagement Initiatives through Accreditation Expectations. His often behind-the scenes-leadership has influenced innumerable organizations from the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore to Juniata College, and has left an indelible mark on CCMA and the field of civic and community engagement.

Ms. Amy Cohen, this year’s winner of the Institutional Leadership Award, is truly a pillar of leadership at George Washington University, where she is the Executive Director of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. Ms. Cohen has also served on CCMA’s Steering Committee and as a longtime CCMA Senior Advisory Group for Engagement member, extending exceptional leadership to national organizations such as the Coalition for Service-Learning, NYLC, and countless other initiatives regionally and nationally.