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Transform Mid-Atlantic Awards
2024 Awards Nomination Information released
April 2024

Transform Mid-Atlantic Annual Awards

Since 2008, TMA has honored over 150 campus leaders, faculty, students, policymakers, and community partners for their contributions to civic engagement. The TMA Awards is an annual in-person event that recognizes extraordinary leaders transforming our local and regional community.

Each year TMA brings together colleagues, friends, professionals, students, and community partners to celebrate and recognize the outstanding and inspiring work of individuals across Maryland, DC, and Delaware whose contributions are truly advancing the public purposes of higher education and strengthening the engagement between our campuses and communities.

2024 TMA Award Nominations are now open!
Nominate a faculty, student, policymaker or community partner to be honored in November!

Count Down to TMA 2024 Annual Awards Ceremony November 22, 2024

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Transform Mid-Atlantic Annual Awards Categories and Requirments

Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Awards

Eligibility: Faculty, Administration
Required nomination materials: Form, CV, Sample syllabus

Recognizes and honors one faculty member in each of the three higher education sectors (public universities, community colleges, independent colleges and universities) for excellence in the integration of service-learning into the curriculum and impact to students and the community.

Engaged Scholarship Award

Eligibility: Faculty, Graduate Students
Required nomination materials: Form, CV, Example of recently published scholarship

Recognizes outstanding research and scholarly contributions made to the fields of service-learning, experiential learning, and/or community-based participatory research (CBPR) / learning.

Global Citizenship Award

Eligibility: Administration, Faculty, Students, Campus-Community Partnership, Volunteer Office
Required nomination materials: Form & CV

Recognizes one outstanding campus-community partnership that produces measurable impact in both student participants
and the community. Consideration will be given for demonstrated sustainability, reciprocity, and mutual collaboration.

Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion - Civic & Community Engagement (JEDI-CCE) Award

Eligibility: Administrators, Faculty, Students, Community Partners, Partnerships, Collaborations
Required nomination materials: Form & CV

Recognizes outstanding individuals or campus-community partnership that contribute to the intersection and institutionalization of equity and civic and community engagement, within the culture of the campus and community, involving community voice in the development of partnerships and producing measurable impact in both faculty and student participants and the community.

Transformational Leadership Award

Eligibility: Administrators, Faculty, Elected officials, Community leaders, Nonprofit professionals
Required nomination materials: Form & CV

Recognizes and honors one individual for outstanding contributions to the institutionalization of equity and community engagement by inspiring a culture of service/civic and community engagement on their campus, organization, and/or community and involving community voice in the development of sustainable partnerships and collaboration. This award honors a person who has contributed to the overall success of campus-community collaboration and advanced community engagement at their university or organization.

Transformational Partnership Award

Eligibility: Campus-Community Partnerships
Required nomination materials: Form, CV(s) of partnership lead(s), Overview of partnership's mission & outcomes

Recognizes one outstanding campus-community partnership that produces measurable impact in both student participants and the community. Consideration will be given for demonstrated equity, sustainability, reciprocity, and mutual collaboration. Partnerships include those between higher education institutions and non-profit organizations, community-based organizations, K-12 schools, government agencies, international partners, etc.

Transformational Student Leadership Award

Eligibility: Student or student group
Required nomination materials: Form, CV(s), information of all students in group & group's mission and outcomes (if nomination is for student group)

Recognizes and honors one student or student group from a TMA member institution for their leadership in and commitment to service projects that extend beyond any co-curricular requirements or course-based service-learning. Priority is given to groups that demonstrate their project led to long-term, equitable and sustainable community impact.

William E. "Brit" Kirwin Engaged Leader Award

Eligibility: Community Leaders

The William E. "Brit" Kirwin Engaged Leader Award recognizes and honors an individual for his or her lifetime contributions as a systemic-change agent. This individual has helped to shape policy to advance communities, ultimately elevating the quality of collective life throughout the Maryland-DC-Delaware region and beyond. Recipients of this award are selected by the TMA Board.

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