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Brad Hughes Receives Community Impact Student Award
Brad Hughes of Mars Hill College recently received North Carolina Campus Compact’s fifth Community Impact Student Award. Hughes was one of thirty-four college students across the state who received the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Awardees also received a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Hughes, a native of Weaverville, N.C., served as an intern for the Bonner Scholar program during the summer of 2010. In this role, he organized and led the first-year retreat, served as the head student leader, and served as mentor for incoming students. He worked closely with the field coordinator to plan the first annual Day of Service, with over 200 people working at different sites in the community. Hughes worked to create a leadership team within the Bonner program to expand student leadership. He currently serves as the president of the senior class and organizes service events through SGA for each class and organization.
The awards were presented at two NC Campus Compact Student Conferences that brought together over 300 college students and guests representing 34 North Carolina higher education institutions. On Oct. 30 at NC Wesleyan College, the Compact’s Executive Director, Dr. Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with the Reverend James Gailliard, CEO of the Impact Center and Senior Pastor of Word Tabernacle Church. Budd Berro, the Piedmont Regional Director for the Office of the Governor, joined Dr. Keyne in presenting the awards at Johnson C. Smith University on Nov. 6.
North Carolina Campus Compact builds collaborations amongst public, independent and community colleges and universities. Presidents and chancellors commit their institutions to being “engaged campuses” that enhance a student’s sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs. For additional information about NC Campus Compact or the student conferences, visit www.nccampuscompact.org.