Awards & Recognition

2017 President's Engagement Awards

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate people for one of the 2017 President's Engagement Awards. Forms and submission details are provided in each of the links below.

See below for past winners of these awards.

National Service Learning Honor Roll

The Corporation for National and Community Service honored Winona State University with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for its commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. Winona State University has been recognized every year since 2008.

  Student Community Service Hours Students Involved in Service-Learning Class Projects Courses with Community Service Components Total Students Involved in Service to Our Community
2007-2008  135,000 2,100 60  4,300
2008-2009  120,000 1,181  62  2,477
2009-2010  180,492 2,015  65 5,868
2010-2011  184,078 2,094  65  5,980
2011-2012  184,442 3,097  65  5,357
2012-2013  200,437 3,146  76  5,135

Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a national policy and research center for higher education, has selected Winona State University to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. WSU is one of 10 Minnesota institutions selected for the classification, and one of only five public Minnesota institutions on the list.

The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification was first developed in 2006, and WSU was one of the first institutions nationwide to receive the classification. Nationwide, 361 institutions have earned this designation.

WSU President's Engagement Awards

Each year the university recognizes members of our community, students, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to fostering collaborative community-academic engagement here in Winona and Rochester.

  • The President's Community Partner Award is given to engaged community partners are those who have worked closely with faculty to develop the capacity of the university to benefit the community and to enhance student learning and scholarship
  • The President's Student Leadership Award is given to engaged students are those who model a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, passion, collaboration and integration of civic engagement into the college experience.
  • The President's Civic Engagement Steward Award is given to engaged faculty, staff or administrators who have significantly advanced the distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic engagement and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.
  • 2017 WSU President's Award Overview (PDF)

In addition to our WSU awards, one awardee from each category is chosen to represent WSU for the state-wide  Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards. These awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.

    Awardees for the last six years are listed below.
    * Indicates the Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awardee for WSU.

    Steward Award:
    • Ruth Charles

    Community Partner Award:
    • Gundersen Lutheran
    • Dr. Leroy Trombetta
    • Community Care Network

    Student Leadership Award:
    • Joshua Hanson
    • Jennifer Hoffman
    • Christopher Veeder
    • Khatija Choudhry
    Steward Award:
    • WSU-Rochester Department of Nursing
    • Nancy Dumke, Access Services
    • Dr. Carol Long, Special Education

    Community Partner Award:
    • Home and Community Options, Inc.
    • Project Community Connects
    • Winona Area Public Schools

    Student Leadership Award:
    • RE Initiative
    • Samuel Bach
    • Student-Athlete Advisory Council
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Carol Marchant, Special Education*
    • Charissa Eaton, Social Work
    • Teresa Lee, Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences
    • Gary Kastello, Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences
    • Connie Mettille, Health, Exercise, and Rehabilitative Sciences
    Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
    • Shannon Killeen*
    • Student Association of Social Workers
    • Orientation 100, Section 50 Class
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Carl Stange, Admission*
    • Mary Fawcett, Counselor Education
    • Jo Hittner, Counselor Education
    • Greg Neidhart, Arts Administration
    Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
    • DeShawn Woods*
    • Steven Moreicki
    • Mitch Miller
    • Rachel Zacher
    • Sarah Stuhr
    • Shannon Killeen
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Alex Hines, Inclusion and Diversity*
    • Chun Lok Mah, Art
    • Larry Holstad, Athletics
    Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
    • Amanda Glunz*
    • Ashley Rundle
    • Cassandra Bly
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Kara Lindaman, Political Science and Public Administration*
    • Robert “Jay” Palmer, Social Work
    • Kathryn Ready, Business Administration
    Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
    • Caitlin Stene*
    • Melanie Walter
    • Shanna Decker
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Joan Francioni, Computer Science*
      Dr. Francioni was also awarded the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award.
    Presidents’ Student Leadership Award
    • Eillen Moeller
    • Sarah Anderson*
    • Graphics Design Seniors
    • Student Band Officers
    • Marcus Greatens
    Presidents’ Community Partner Award Presidents' Civic Engagement Steward Award
    • Tamara Berg, Women’s and Gender Studies*
      Dr. Berg was also awarded the Sister Pat Kowalski Leadership Award.