Pro Humanitate Institute Awards

Pro Humanitate Institute Awards

As a part of our End of the Year celebration of servant leaders across our campus, the Pro Humanitate Institute hosts a service awards reception annually 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!

Student Awards

Change Maker Award: The Changemaker Award recognizes individual students or groups of students whose work has profoundly changed our campus and/or broader community for the better. This annual award honors students who dedicate 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/Graduate Student Service Excellence Awards: The Service Excellence Award is designed for students who demonstrate exemplary service to the community and the University. Four Service Excellence Awards are awarded to students – one for a First-Year student, one for a Sophomore student, one for a Junior student, and one for a Graduate student.

Faculty/Staff Awards

Faculty Service Excellence Award: This award recognizes a faculty member who represents the Pro Humanitate teacher scholar through their service to the broader community through incorporation of service-learning into their teaching & research and/or advising of community engaged students.

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 recognizes community partners who contribute significantly our vision of Pro Humanitate through their collaboration with student organizations, staff/faculty departments, courses and other community based projects.

Program Information

Nomination Form
Nominate here by April 8th

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