HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 11, 2018 –High Point University student Danasia Eubanks has been 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. Eubanks is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, which honors one student leader at each school.
Eubanks, a senior and criminal justice major from Greensboro, is one of 23 students selected for the 2017 honor, joining more than 250 college students recognized by the network since the award was first presented in 2006.
As the YWCA’s Justice Coordinator, Eubanks has worked with the City of High Point’s Human Relations Commission, High Point Public Library, High Point Museum and other community organizations to host “Front Porch” conversations on race and justice issues. As a Bonner Leader at HPU, she focuses on program and partnership development, networking with the seven partner sites and with different parts of the HPU administration. She is passionate about social justice and is working to organize a series of campus dialogues.
“I was very honored and privileged to receive this award,” Eubanks says. “I absolutely love serving the Bonner community on campus as well as our High Point community, and although I don’t do this work for recognition, it is nice for some of my work to be acknowledged.”
Eubanks and other award recipients were honored at the Compact’s annual CSNAP student conference, held on Nov. 18, 2017, at Winston-Salem State University. The event convened more than 230 students and staff from 28 campuses in the network. The conference included student-led workshops on diverse community engagement topics and featured remarks by local “change agents” representing different public service pathways.
North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of 37 public, private, and community colleges and universities that share a commitment to civic and community engagement. The network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. North Carolina Campus Compact is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, 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.