Each year the University recognizes one full-time faculty member, staff member, or team of SVSU employees as the recipient of the Thomson Award for Empowering Learning in Community Engagement. Honorees are recognized for their innovation and leadership in advancing student learning through community engagement that fosters reciprocal community partnerships and enhances SVSU's contributions to the local, regional, state, national, or global community. This award was established in 2016 by Tony and Joni Thomson to recognize the commitment by SVSU faculty and staff to prepare educated, engaged citizens.
Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members may nominate candidates.
To be eligible for this award, a faculty or staff member must be currently employed full-time at SVSU. In making your nomination cite evidence that the nominee meets the above criteria. The recipient will be announced at the annual awards banquet in the spring.
The submission deadline is March 1.