Maricopa Community Colleges’ Chancellor Rufus Glasper today awarded six Mesa students with a Civic Leadership Medallion. Civic engagement – active involvement in college campus and community life – is a cornerstone of Maricopa Community Colleges’ mission. Each year, many Maricopa students exemplify what it means to be highly engaged. Chancellor Glasper created the award to acknowledge these students and to encourage others to follow their example. This honor highlights students’ effective civic participation and leadership as a central goal and function of higher education.
To be considered for this honor, students must demonstrate broad general and educational contribution to the campus and community and increase students’ and community involvement in governmental processes (i.e., public policy). They must help grow awareness about critical community and political issues or ones that expand students’ and community members’ capacity for leadership and political efficacy. The honories from Mesa were: Craig Barnes, Martin Cordova, Valerie LeGrand. Christopher O’Connor, Rukiya O’Garro
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