Over the weekend of November 4, North Carolina State University student Madeline Scott was presented with the Community Impact Student Award by NC Campus Engagement for her outstanding commitment and contribution to civic and community engagement. Madeline was selected as the award winner by North Carolina State University administration after careful consideration of students who made a lasting impact on the NC State University campus. She was honored for her efforts and achievements at the NC Campus Engagement biennial CSNAP Student Conference.
Since 2006, the Community Impact Student Award recognizes an outstanding, full-time undergraduate student service leader from each NC Campus Engagement member campus. Award winners are selected by campus leaders and honored during the biennial CSNAP Student Conference. This year, CSNAP was held at NC State University with the theme, “Rising Together: Students Depolarizing North Carolina.”
Madeline was selected as the NC State CISA winner because she exhibited remarkable dedication and leadership within the Alternative Service Break (ASB) program, serving as a Team Leader for two consecutive years.
Her exceptional commitment has been recognized through her appointment as the Course Specialist for the Team Leader course, where she mentors fellow peer leaders in crafting and executing meaningful international service experiences. In response to the challenges posed by the pandemic, Madeline played a pivotal role in reshaping and fortifying the ASB program, enhancing both the quality and quantity of experiences offered. Her concerted efforts have focused on making the program more inclusive and accessible, ensuring that all individuals interested in participating can engage in this transformative experience.
A driving force behind the program’s evolution, Madeline not only co-teaches the ASB Team Leader course but also conducts regular mentoring sessions, supporting leaders in their planning processes. Her innate abilities as a community organizer have been evident in her initiative to organize ASB trips. to Alaska and the Dominican Republic. Madeline’s leadership has enabled a unique cultural exchange, fostering a profound learning opportunity for participating students to engage with the traditions and history of the Tlingit people, a transformative experience made possible through her guidance and expertise.
The recent educational trip to Alaska, under Madeline’s leadership, focused on contributing services to Hoonah public schools, the Head Start Program, after-school clubs, and the Senior Center, emphasizing the significance of Native Alaskan culture, environmental awareness, and the region’s natural resources.
North Carolina Campus Engagement (NCCE) is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change, and strengthening democracy. The NC Campus Engagement state office fosters connections between campuses, shares best practice information and resources, recognizes outstanding work, and champions civic and community engagement in higher education. To learn more visit ncccampusengagement.org.