Center for Engaged Learning

Awards We Offer

Outstanding community engagement is formally recognized through the following awards:

John A. Lindquist Award  Ivory Community Leadership Award Presidential Awards for Community Engagement


John Lindquist

The John A. Lindquist Award is given annually to a current Weber State University faculty or staff member who has demonstrated sustained and outstanding commitment to mentoring WSU students in learning through community engagement.  It recognizes university-community partnerships in support of students’ learning and honors John A. Lindquist’s devotion to education and community.

Learning through community engagement is a dynamic and collaborative process wherein students immerse themselves in situational problems of a social, economic, or environmental nature.  They consider possible outcomes and create potential solutions that benefit communities.   As students apply their skills, knowledge, and research to community issues, they, in turn, develop civic leadership.  Frequently, they are models of how an education can improve and sustain the well-being of individuals in their communities.

Award is $8,000 cash (less benefits and withholding taxes).



The Ivory Community Leadership Award encourages and recognizes the extraordinary efforts of Weber State University students who positively impact student success and/or provide leadership in community engagement.

Each year, the recipient of the Ivory Award will receive a cash prize of $2,000 (less taxes, etc.) along with up to a $10,000 donation towards the recipient's cause, initiative, and/or team.


presidential awards

Each year, WSU recognizes the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. Awardees will be selected for each of the categories below and recognized at the annual CCELebration.  

Award Categories

2022 Presidential Awards for Community Engagement Recipients

  • Community Partner: Brent Hinsley -YCC Family Crisis Center 
  • Community Engaged Alum: Julia Saxton (Corporate and Foundation Relations Major Gift Officer, Children's Miracly Network Program Director, Primary Children's Hospital)

  • Community Engaged Faculty Member: Carla Koons Trentelman, Ph.D. (Professor of Sociology)

  • Community Engaged Staff Member: Crystal Giordano (Director of Scholarships)

  • Community Engaged Student OR Student Group: Zadoth Vazquez (Current Weber State Student)