Awards

Awards

In the spring, the Center for Community Learning & Leadership hosts the Service-Learning and Community Engagement Awards to honor faculty, students, and community partners for excellence in community learning and leadership.  Award recipients demonstrate outstanding contributions to service-learning, civic leadership, social justice, or community organizing.

2019 Service-Learning & Community Engagement Awards

STUDENT AWARDS


 

Service-Learning & Community Engagement Student of the Year Award Christian Ramirez
Honorable Mention Service-Learning & Community Engagement Award Deisy Chavarin
Honorable Mention Service-Learning & Community Engagement Award Lizeth Cruz
Honorable Mention Service-Learning & Community Engagement Award Jason Masters
César E. Chávez Award Vidisha Rai
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Mayra Bernabe
Smith-Carlos Award Paula Dauguet
Disability Awareness Award Giovanni Busalacchi
CommUniverCity Service Award Alexandra Dahl
Veteran Service Award Kevin Nguyen


TENURE TRACK FACULTY AWARDS


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Tong

Adrianne Widaman, Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
Mary Currin-Percival, Political Science


LECTURER AWARD


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Tong

Rick Kos, Urban & Regional Planning

 
COLLABORATIVE PROJECT AWARDS


Cyber Spartans 

Luan Dinh Crystal Fausett
Joanna Solis Dr. David Schuster
Kevin Joel Salubre Andrea Tully, M.Ed.
Robert Kraskian Lizeth Gonzalez
Henry Fisher Martha Reynoso
Candice Lee Campbell Union School District
Sage Dathan Suarez Jay Pinson STEM Education Program
Christopher Conetta  

 

Project SHINE (Student Helping in the Naturalization of Elders)

Quynh Phan Dr. Erin Woodhead
Michelle Vo Dr. Megan Chang
Pakho Cheng John XXIII Multiservice Center
Melissa Chu LifeSteps
Shruthi Lakshmanan Yu Ai Kai
Pranuthi Pagidipati  

 

Smart Locker Project

Eric Luong Sabrina Miller
Garrett Fonseca Zelin Cai
Axel Hugo Dr. Julia Thompson
Saloni Madaan Gilroy Compassion Center
Daniel Maloney Athack
Lorena Silva  

 

COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARDS


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Ton

Reading Partners Accepted by Jeannette Lee, San Jose Program Manager, & Frankie Ramirez, AmeriCorps Member
McKinley-Bonita Neighborhood Association
Maria Lopez
Spartan Keyes CORAL Moves Valerie Sanchez


  

2018 Service-Learning & Community Engagement Award Recipients 

STUDENT AWARDS


 

Service-Learning & Community Engagement Award Garrett Tong
César E. Chávez Award Elizabeth Bigelow
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award Beverly Pace
Smith-Carlos Award Briannah Drew
Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Tribute Award Connor Quinn
Student Disability Support Award Qiwen Lei
CommUniverCity Service Award Nicole Guzman
Alumni Disability Support Award Gerardo Garay


TENURE TRACK FACULTY AWARDS


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Tong

Dr. Edith Kinney, Justice Studies
Dr. Emily Slusser, Child and Adolescent Development


LECTURER AWARDS


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Tong

Dr. Bobbi Makani, Marketing and Decision Science, Global Innovation and Leadership
Bruce Olszewski, Environmental Studies

 
COLLABORATIVE PROJECT AWARDS


Education for Liberation Conference

Dr. Jennifer Johnson Hip Hop for Change
Casey Modiri League of Women Voters
Beverly Pace San Jose Brown Berets
Hip Hop for Congress San Jose Peace & Justice Center

 

LGBTQ Community Building & HIV Prevention

Dr. Matt Capriotti The Health Trust
Bonnie Sugiyama Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Julies Balibrera SJSU Housing
Jennifer Johal SJSU Student Health Center

 

Space Spartans

Dr. Lucia Capdevilla Justin Bullock
Eli Castro Vicente Alfonseca
Kyle McEachern Marcos Ocampo
Victor Shaw Paula Perez, CommUniverCity

 

COMMUNITY PARTNER AWARDS


Service Learning & Community Engagement Award 

Garrett Ton

Angie Lopez, Catholic Charities Carol Valentine, Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Association Jaime Torres, Catholic Charities
Julie Aguirre, McKinley Elementary Nancy Doan, Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) Mountain View Rich Saito, Japantown Prepared


Excellence in Service-Learning Endowed Scholarship Fund

In April 2018, the Center for Community Learning & Leadership received a generous endowment from an anonymous donor to establish the Excellence in Service Learning Endowed Scholarship Fund. Service learning is an instructional strategy that connects academic learning with meaningful service that addresses community needs. The Endowment provides scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in service learning activities that have made a positive difference in San Jose. Each 2018 individual student award recipient received a scholarship.