The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service was designed to recognize and honor the outstanding work in service-learning and/or civic engagement done by a faculty or staff member at an Ohio Campus Compact member institution. This award is named for the late David Hoch, the Dean of Honors at The University of Toledo, who served as the Director of Service Learning from 1999 – 2005. Hoch was instrumental in initiating and nurturing the role of civic engagement at the University of Toledo, not only in the Honors Program, but in residence life and other departments as well. His guidance helped grow academic service-learning, student-led community service, and the presidential emphasis on broader civic engagement.
This award is given annually to one faculty or staff member from an Ohio Campus Compact member school. To be considered, the nominee must demonstrate outstanding leadership in furthering the civic mission of the institution. The President of the college or university must nominate each candidate. The nomination package should include the following:
• A completed Application form submitted (see below)• A signed Letter of Nomination on Presidential letterhead• A letter of support from at least one of the following: a faculty or staff member, a student, or a community partner;• A head and shoulders photo of the nominee. Photo must be submitted as a high-resolution jpeg file (600 DPI minimum) • Any supporting documentation highlighting the nominee’s civic engagement activities, i.e. articles (optional)
The President of the college or university must submit a one-page President's Letter of Nomination. The president’s letter must be sent from the President’s office.Candidates should meet the following criteria:• The relationships built in the local community should be long-term and strong• The work done with students, either through community service or service-learning should show impact in community and service learning • The nominee should have occasion to assist peers at his/her institution through mentoring, providing workshops, speeches, etc.
The David Hoch Memorial Award for Excellence in Service will be announced Friday, April 5. Whenever possible, an Ohio Campus Compact staff or board member will present the Award at the annual campus recognition event. If it is not possible for a Compact representative to be in attendance, the appropriate information will be sent to the campus for awarding by the President.
This application form must be completed and submitted. All required supporting documentation should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. SUBJECT LINE: 2019 Hoch Nomination - Last Name All materials must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, March 22, 2019. Please note: NO paper submissions will be accepted.