HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2019 – High Point University senior Evan Campbell was recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement.
Campbell, a business administration major from Apex, is one of 18 students selected for the Community Impact Award, which honors one student leader from each of the organization’s member schools. He joins more than 250 college students who have been recognized since the award was first presented in 2006, including 11 past HPU recipients.
Campbell was nominated for his leadership and dedication to serving D-UP and PNAC, two afterschool programs for children in the nearby Washington Street neighborhood. Campbell, an HPU Bonner Leader, coordinates student volunteers, tutors children and leads afterschool activities. He also teamed up with other Bonners to establish a Boy Scouts program in the neighborhood.
“Through these programs, Evan has been a friend to more than 45 local children,” says Dr. Joe Blosser, Robert G. Culp Jr. director of service learning at HPU. “He’s created a positive and enriching environment where kids can learn and grow.”
Campbell accepted the award at Campus Compact’s annual CSNAP student conference held in Fayetteville. The event convened more than 150 students and staff from 24 campuses in the network and included networking opportunities, student-led workshops and panel discussions on the theme “The Power of Youth Civic Courage.”
“It’s been an amazing experience working with PNAC through the Bonner Leader Program,” says Campbell. “I have been able to use my experiences to help shape and grow the youth of High Point, and I hope that my efforts will be impactful for years to come. It was an honor receiving the Community Impact Award from N.C. Campus Compact, but I couldn’t have done it without the help of my fellow Bonners.”
North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of 37 colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partnering with communities for positive change and strengthening democracy. Founded in 2002 and hosted by Elon University, the North Carolina network is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly 2 million college students.
HPU President Nido Qubein is chair of North Carolina Campus Compact’s executive board.