ASUN Center for Student Engagement Civic Recognition Breakfast

Third annual event thanked community and campus partners, supporters and student participants

University of Nevada, Reno students, staff, faculty and community members enjoyed a breakfast reception on campus Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in recognition of student leadership and civic engagement. From left to right, Jarrett Damato, Center for Student Engagement Coordinator; Ashley Sharp, 100-Hour Volunteer Challenge Winner; Vanessa Amaya, 100-Hour Volunteer Challenge Winner; and Andrew McKinney, ASUN Senator for Liberal Arts.

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5/1/2018 | By: Staff Report  |

The third annual Civic Recognition Breakfast was held on campus Tuesday, April 17, and hosted by the Center for Student Engagement. Community partners, campus partners, supporters and students were honored. 

Congratulations Miyah Wilson

Miyah Wilson is this year's winner of the Richard and Bonnie Bryan Family Public Service Award. This award was established in 2017 to recognize one undergraduate student who has demonstrated an outstanding record of civic engagement at the University.

Miyah Wilson and Senator Richard Bryan

Senator Bryan, right, with Miyah Wilson, this year's winner of the Richard and Bonnie Bryan Family Public Service Award.

Wilson is graduating this spring with a major in biology and a minor in community health science. After she graduates in May, she will be attending North Carolina State University to complete her master's degree in higher education administration. During her at time the University, she volunteered close to 400 hours. 

Wilson founded Queen Connection Feb. 1, 2017. The Queen Connection is an on-campus organization which works to cultivate young women's minds by stimulating and challenging their personal, educational, professional and social aspirations. The club is able to connect women with positive mentors who will provide guidance, motivation, emotional support which will, in turn, create strong, confident, cultured, talented young Queens.

Throughout the past nine months, the club has doubled in size and expanded to include a mentorship pipeline for high school and middle school students. The club has developed partnerships with various organizations in the community. Led by Wilson, the Queen Connection partnered with Upward Bound to host their first Queen Empowerment Summit called "Claiming Your Crown."

2017- 2018 Student Leadership in Civic Engagement

100 Hour Challenge Award

These students gave 100 hours of civic engagement in one year 

Vanessa Amaya 
Savannah Chenier
Hiley Dobbs 
Lily Marenghi 
Liberatus Rwebugisa
Ashely Sharp 
Sarah Sutton

Governor's Volunteer Service Award

These students gave 200 hours of civic engagement in one year 

Natasha Carny 
Kendal Cox 
Ma Karissa Mendaros 
Stephan Page 
Haley Passione
Gina Stednitz
Angela Sciarani

Silver Paw winners for 2017-2018

Miyah Wilson
Nate Deaton 
Liberatus Rwebugisa
Haley Passione
Christian Bak 
MEDLIFE 
Residence Halls Association Outreach Board 

2017-2018 Community Partners:

ACTIONN I Arts of All Nevada I Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada I Boy and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows I Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada I Canine Companion for Independence I City of Reno I Chispa NV I Communities in School of Western Nevada I Envirolution I Food Bank of Northern Nevada I Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada I Girls on the Run Sierras I High Sierra AHEC Student Ambassadors I The Reno Initiative for Shelter & Equality I Immunize Nevada I JUSTin Hope I Kiwanis Sparks I Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful I Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living I Nevada Volunteers I Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society I Northern Nevada Disability Access I On Common Ground I Reno Bike Project I Safe Embrace I Sierra Nevada Journeys I SPCA of Northern Nevada I Special Olympics Nevada I State Bar of Nevada I Tahoe Rim Trial I The Discovery Museum I Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity I Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation I United Blood Services I Urban Roots I Washoe CASA Foundation I Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space I Washoe County Health District I Washoe County School District I Reno Municipal Court I Washoe County Voters Registrar's Office I We The People

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2017-2018 On-Campus Partners:

Admissions & Records I Associated Students of the University of Nevada I Career Studio I College of Business I College of Science I Desert Farming Initiative I Development & Alumni Relations I Diversity Initiatives I Facilities Services I Fitness & Recreational I Sports I Graduate Student Association I Information Technology I Joe Crowley Student Union I Marketing & Communications I Nevada Wolf Shop I New Student Initiatives I Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life I Office of International Students & Scholars I Office of Service-Learning & Civic Engagement I Office of Student Persistence Research I Office of the President I Office of the Provost I Office of Undergraduate Research I Residential Life I Housing & Food Service I Sanford Center for Again I Service learning Council I Student Health Center I Student Life I Student Services I Student Support Services I The Center, Every Student. Every Story I Undergraduate Advising I Veterans Services

2017-2018 Supporters:

Associated Students of the University of Nevada I Nevada Wolf Shop I Residential Life I Desert Farming Initiative I Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life I American Medical Student Association I American Red Cross I International Student Club I Sigma Alpha Iota I Lambda Phi Xi Multicultural Sorority I Wal Mart Store #2189 I Peppermill Resort Hotel I Food Bank of Northern Nevada I Matley Foundation I Parents Fund I Roodblue I Joesph and Catherine Nannini I Natalie Sanchez I Ryan and Christy Jerz I Charles Beal I Charles Beal I Terry Brooks I Gary Gene Love I Jocelyn Whittemore I Richard and Bonnie Bryan

The Center for Student Engagement

The Center for Student Engagement nurtures a culture that fosters learning outside of the academic classroom by creating an educational environment that connects the campus community to the importance of processes that lead to student self-governance.

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