Every year, the Pro Humanitate Institute hosts a service awards reception to honor students, faculty, staff, and community partners that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to our university’s motto, Pro Humanitate. Nominate individuals or organizations who you believe should be recognized!
Change Maker Award: The Pro Humanitate Institute is proud to continue the Change Maker Award for students committed to bringing forth social change through service. This annual award will honor one student who has dedicated themselves to galvanizing student support for social issues and leading action in motivating positive change. This award specifically seeks to honor students who have demonstrated a long term commitment to social issue(s) and have worked to lead their peers in this commitment.
Christman Award: Chaplain Ed Christman retired in 2003 after 49 years of service to Wake Forest University. Throughout his career, Chaplain Christman was passionate about his efforts to involve Wake Forest students in service. As a tribute to his work in promoting our motto, Pro Humanitate, and helping to start the Volunteer Service Corps, Wake Forest University honors a student annually with this award given in his name. Not only will this award help us remember the many contributions of the Chaplain to this campus and the Winston-Salem community, but it will also serve as a way to formally recognize a student who has gone above and beyond to serve through volunteering their time as a Wake Forest student.
First-Year/Sophomore/Junior Service Excellence Awards: The Service Excellence Award is designed for students who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and the University. Three Service Excellence Awards are awarded to students – one for a First-Year student, one for a Sophomore student, and one for a Junior student.
Student Organization Service Excellence Award: The Student Organization Service Excellence Award is designed for a student organization that demonstrates exemplary service to the community and the University.
Faculty/Staff Service Excellence Award: The Service Excellence Award is designed for faculty/staff members who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and the University.
Michael G. Ford Award for Servant Leadership: This award is named in honor of Mike Ford’s 36 years of faithful service to the students, staff, and community of Wake Forest University. Each and every day Mike Ford truly exemplifies our motto, Pro Humanitate, by consistently living according to our shared core values of integrity, humility understanding across difference, honesty, and genuine kindness. Across more than three decades Mike Ford helped generations of students, colleagues, and fellow Deacons of all kinds to discover their own calling and learn to live and lead according demonstrable values. As a tribute to Mike’s continuing legacy, the Pro Humanitate Institute annually honors a Wake Forest University staff member who exhibits Mike’s ability to facilitate and inspire leadership. This award may be given to a staff member who shows exceptional skill in mentoring either junior staff members or students and student leaders. Not only will this award help us remember the many ways Mike Ford has inspired leadership on campus and in the community, but will also serve as a way to formally recognize a staff member who carries on this legacy of servant leadership by doing the same.
Community Partner Awards
Community Partner Service Excellence Award: The Community Partner Service Excellence Award is designed for community partners who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and to the University.
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