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Awards and Achievements

Recognition for the Lindy Center 

Drexel University has received multiple awards and recognition for its efforts in connecting the community and the campus in civic engagement. Learn more about each of these distinctions by clicking the title.

Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

President’s Community Service Honor Roll Award

NASPA LEAD Institution for Civic Learning & Democratic Engagement

IARSLCE: Engaged Scholars Circle 

Awards and Recognition for Faculty, Staff and Students

Each year, we honor and recognize students, faculty, staff and community partners for their commitment to civic engagement and public service. Awarded each spring at the Lindy Center's End-of-Year Celebration, these awards are given to Drexel community members that embody the mission of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement. If you would like to nominate an individual or group for one of these awards, please look out for the open nominations period, which usually begins midway through the spring term.

Dr. Donna M. Murasko Distinguished Faculty Award for Innovation in Civic Engagement
This award is presented annually to a faculty member who has incorporated the value of civic engagement into their teaching, research, clinical practice, or other academic pursuit or activity in new and innovative ways. The award recipient will receive $500.

Dr. Mark L. Greenberg Distinguished Faculty Award for Community Based Learning
This distinguished faculty award is named in honor of the founder of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and former Provost, Dr. Mark L. Greenberg. It is awarded to a faculty member who is deeply committed to improving the public good on the local, national or global level through community-based learning. The award recipient will receive $500.

Distinguished Leadership in Civic Engagement for a Graduating Student
This award recognizes a Drexel senior that has shown the greatest level of leadership in programming of the Lindy Center and across the campus to promote the public mission of the university. These students serve as role models for undergraduates and are deeply committed to civic engagement.

Outstanding Lindy Center Student Leader Award
This award is given yearly to a student that has shown deep commitment to civic engagement and significant contribution to Lindy Center programming. This “rising star” is recognized as an emerging leader both on campus and in the community.

Student Organization Awards for Promoting Public Service and Social Responsibility
This award is presented each year to a student organization that exhibits leadership in promoting the ideals of public service and social responsibility. We award organizations that make distinct marks in engaging volunteers and meeting community needs.

Outstanding Education Partner Award
This award is given to an individual, community organization, community school or campus partner that has been an outstanding co-educator of Drexel students or worked collaboratively with faculty and staff.

Staff Award for Campus and Community Engagement
This honor is given to one staff member each year that exhibits the tenets of good campus or community partnership in their efforts regardless of their university role. We seek to increase staff involvement in the programming of the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement to ensure that the entire campus is civically engaged in the City of Philadelphia.