Sikes and students

Civic Engagement Professional of the Year

The Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recognizes a staff person at a member campus who has worked to institutionalize service, fostered a vision of service, supported faculty and students, and formed innovative campus-community partnerships. The award is presented during the PACE Conference. Nominations typically open in mid-September and close the first week in November.

2022 Recipient

Kathy Sikes, M.Ed.

Senior Fellow, Civic Engagement

Director, Duke NC LiteracyCorps

Duke Service-Learning

Sikes received the award on February 9, 2022 during the virtual PACE Conference.

Read the press release here.

Read the Duke Service-Learning article.

Kathy Sikes, M.Ed.

Past Recipients

2021 – Marianne Magjuka, Wake Forest University

2020 – Lori Kniffin, UNC Greensboro

2019 – Sean Langley, UNC Charlotte

2018 – Charlotte Williams, Lenoir-Rhyne University (Sustainer Award) and Dr. Tamara Johnson, UNC Charlotte (Emerging Leader)

2017 – Smith Jackson, Elon University

2016 – Cathy Kramer, Warren Wilson College (Sustainer) and Kelly Misiak, Pfeiffer University (Emerging Leader)

2015 – Dena Shonts, Central Piedmont Community College (Sustainer) and Dr. Lane Perry, Western Carolina University (Emerging Leader)

2014 – Dr Emily Janke, UNC Greensboro (Sustainer) and Rev. Dr. Joe Blosser, High Point University (Emerging Leader)

2013 – Elaine Madison, Duke University

2012 – Aubrey Swett, UNC Pembroke

2011 – Mary Morrison, Elon University

2010 – Jenny Huq, UNC-Chapel Hill

2009 – Julie Lawson, Peace College (Emerging Leader); Dr. Stacey Riemer, Davidson College (Sustainer); and Dr. Susan Harden, UNC Charlotte (Innovator)

2008 – James Shields, Guilford College

2007 – Jenny Koehn, Appalachian State University

2006 – Jason Denius, East Carolina University