Inaugurated in 2013, the Wake Forest University Department of Sociology Community Engagement Award recognizes a graduating senior sociology major who embodies Wake Forest University’s Pro Humanitate motto and who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community service and leadership. The recipient of this award is recognized for their outstanding community engagement work at the campus-wide May awards ceremony that takes place during Commencement weekend.  The student’s name is placed on the department plaque which is displayed prominently in the Sociology Department.

The following are some of the factors the department considers in selecting the awardee:

  • participation in campus service activities and campus life
  • community participation and leadership (domestic and international)
  • volunteer, internship, and work experience
  • participation in service-learning courses and programs

Class of 2023 Winners: Isaiah Little and Maya Whitaker

Previous Winners

Chris Cates (2022)

Caitlin Graham (2021)
Myah Hobgood (2021)

Mary Britton Anderson (2020)
Alexander Holt (2020)
Kai Jordan (2020)
Neicy Myers (2020)
Maria Cortez-Perez (2020)

Kristen Huyler (2019)

Cameron Steitz (2018)

Sebastian Ivory (2017)

KaDeidra Baker (2016)

Kristen McCain (2015)
Katherine Ririe (2015)

Chelsea Hopson (2014)
Erin Hellman (2014)

Nicole Little (2013)