Student Awards

2023 Award Nominations will open December 2022.

2022  Recipients of the Charles J. Ping Student Service Award

  • Kaylee Marie Adkins, University of Mount Union
  • Julie Centofanti, Youngstown State University – LEGACY AWARD
  • Anna Fender, Ohio Wesleyan University – LEGACY AWARD
  • Greg Isaac Hassenpflug. Ohio Northern University
  • Madalyn Marsengill, Wittenberg University
  • Vera Grace Menafee, Oberlin College
  • Jaime Misky, Xavier University
  • Kelsie Jonelle Shafer, Defiance College
  • Jordan Spradlin, John Carroll University
  • McKenzie Ellen Taylor, Ohio University Lancaster Campus

While all Ping awardees show exceptional leadership, initiative, and innovation, OCC recognizes Julie Centofanti and Anna Fender as the 2022 Legacy Award winners!

Read more about Julie and Anna here. 

The late Charles J. Ping

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award, sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact, is designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community.  These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of the late Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994.  An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and engaged citizens.

This recognition is granted annually to undergraduates at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions.

Students nominated to be a Charles J. Ping Student Service Award winner compete with other nominees from across the state for two $250 Legacy Award mini-grants, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice.  The Legacy Award mini-grants are sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact.


Newman Civic Fellowship

Check out the 2022 Newman Civic Fellowship recipients!

Sponsored by the national Campus Compact, the Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship, named for Campus Compact founder Frank Newman, provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Through the fellowship, Campus Compact provides learning opportunities focused on the skills fellows need in order to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Please use the page link above for more information.