Fall 2016 Silver Paw Award recognizes the spirit of engagement

University sophomore double majoring in secondary education and journalism, Hannah Jackson, recognized

Hannah Jackson's involvement with a number of student groups and organizations earns her the Silver Paw Award for fall 2016


12/22/2016 | By: Hannah Richardson |

The University of Nevada, Reno's Center for Student Engagement awarded Hannah Jackson with this semester's Silver Paw Award. The award recognizes students who exhibit civic responsibility, leadership, personal growth and embody the ideals and spirit of an engaged student.

Jackson is a sophomore double majoring in secondary education and journalism with a minor in political science. Jackson is involved with a number of student groups and organizations on campus. She is the state alumni representative for the Nevada's We the People Program, The Associated Students of the University of Nevada senator for the College of Education and Speaker Pro Tempore of the ASUN Senate, President of the Nevada State Education Association Student Program and a former volunteer/outreach coordinator for the coalition to Save Our Schools.

"To me, the practice of civic engagement is the laboratory in which we become better citizens," Jackson said. "We the People was such a life changing experience for me because it made me love learning, and really taught me the value of activism, being informed and how to effect change in my community."

The Silver Paw Award is a program sponsored by the ASUN Center for Student Engagement that recognizes students who typically do not receive recognition for their work, but deserve the campus community's appreciation. Recipients are chosen each semester during the academic year. The student or group of students receive a personalized plaque and will have their profile and accomplishments displayed on campus.

To learn more about the Silver Paw Award or to nominate a student or group of students, visit the Center for Student Engagement website.

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