Center for Civic Engagement

President's Civic Engagement Awards

At this annual awards ceremony in April, we celebrate students, faculty, staff, and community partners who "make a difference in their own world and the world around them." We gather to share our service stories, and to honor and celebrate the vibrant organizations with whom we serve. We also celebrate the commitments that Nazareth students, faculty, and staff make toward leading a civically engaged life, volunteering time and talents to our community, and inspiring others to become caring, active, and informed members of our society.

The following areas of recognition are awarded to students, faculty, staff and community partners at the annual President’s Civic Engagement Awards:

  • Alumni Association Senior Award

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

  • Global Engagement Award

  • Jessica Shackelton Maclay Partners for Serving Award:

  • LGBTQ+ Education and Advocacy Award

  • Ms. Gaynelle Wethers Award
  • Newman Civic Fellowship Award

  • Partners for Learning Award

  • President’s Community Service Awards for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community Partner

  •  President’s Inclusive Excellence Award

  •  Service-Learning Champion Award

  •  Sr. Kathy Weider, SSJ Center for Spirituality Award

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Woerner Kollmorgen Award for Community Service

From 2007 to 2017, Nazareth College had the privilege of administering The Woerner Kollmorgen Award for Community Service. This award recognized individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the greater Rochester community, thereby improving the quality of life.

Recipients of the award: Naomi Silver, Dr. Richard Constantino, Gary Rogers, Dr. Walter Cooper, Bob Wayland-Smith, J. Christine Wilson, Justin L. Vigdor, Thomas J. Cray, Dr. T. Franklin Williams and Carter Catlett Williams, and Nydia Padilla-Rodriguez.

The award was made possible by a generous donation from Louise Woerner and Don H. Kollmorgen.

About Louise Woerner and Don H. Kollmorgen