Students Classroom

2021 President's Community Engagement Award Ceremony

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Office of Community Engagement (CE) was pleased to host the 2021 President’s Community Engagement Award Ceremony on Friday, June 11 in recognition of exemplary community engagement work of 4 MCW faculty, 2 MCW staff, 2 MCW students, 5 MCW community partners and a special award of a team of MCW faculty and staff. Held virtually, with over 125 attendees, the Ceremony was presided over by MCW president and CEO, John R. Raymond, Sr., MD; interim senior associate dean for community engagement, Dr. Staci Young; and senior vice president of strategic alliances and business development, Gregory Wesley.
watch ceremony recording

Closed for 2021 Award Nominations

The President’s Community Engagement Award annually recognizes exemplary community-academic partnerships, community-engaged research, and community outreach activities of faculty, staff, students, and community partners of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Awardees will be recognized for their achievements by President and CEO John R. Raymond, Sr., MD during a virtual ceremony held at a future date (announced when the winners are notified). Winners will each receive a personalized plaque along with special recognition on our website and media posts to promote the agency/cause of their choice.
Nomination Criteria
  • Individuals and organizations, regardless of previous nominations, are eligible for nomination.
  • Only individuals and organizations who have not received the award in the past 5 years are eligible to be nominated.
  • Those who submitted a nomination in the past may resubmit this year - please contact the MCW Community Engagement Office for details on how to proceed.
  • Nominations can be for:
    • An individual who is a staff member, faculty member, student, or alumna/alumnus of MCW; or
    • A community partner of MCW (may be an individual or organization); or
    • A community program that is administered by an MCW faculty or staff member or student in partnership with an MCW community partner. This may include individuals or organizations that are external to MCW centers, departments and institutes and includes affiliated healthcare organizations, government and non-government organizations.
    • A single nomination can be for a team of two or more individuals. Please note that in this case the nomination and supporting letters should be written about the team, and not as separate letters per individual. However, each team member should submit an individual resumé/CV/biosketch. Also note that the monetary award would be split among the team members.
  • For your reference, download a PDF version of the online nomination form below.

sample online nomination form

Nomination Procedure
  • Before beginning the nomination process, please ensure that the Nominee is aware that you are nominating her/him for this award. 
  • The 2021 Award Ceremony will be held in a virtual format on a date determined by the time the winners are announced.
  • Nominations must be submitted using our online REDCap form.
  • The online form must be completed in its entirety and submitted with all necessary documents by the deadline of Sunday, April 18, 2021 @ 11:59 pm.
  • Required documents to be submitted using the online form include:
    • Nomination letter from MCW faculty member, MCW staff member, or MCW student (maximum of 2 pages); and
    • Two supporting letters from faculty, staff, students, community partners, and/or alumni (maximum of 2 pages each); and
    • Nominee's resumé, CV or bio sketch (maximum of 5 pages)
  • Optional: maximum of 2 pages total of additional supporting documentation of honors, articles, press releases, etc. (Advertising, images, spacing, or extraneous content will not be counted toward the 2-page limit).
  • All final submissions should be submitted using the online form linked below.
Nomination Letter Examples

For your reference, examples of successful nomination letters are available for download below:

Review Process
  • Nominations will be reviewed by members of the Community Engagement Award Committee
  • Review criteria includes: 
    • Institutional and community impact and outcomes
    • Strength of community partnership
    • Effort and commitment given towards partnership/project
    • Evidence of exceptionalism in partnership/project
    • Overall merit
  • Results of the reviews will be vetted by the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement who will consult with committee members as needed.
  • Recommendations will be submitted to the President of MCW who will then render the final decision as to the recipients of the award.
Awardee Recognition
  • Each awardee will be recognized for her/his exemplary work in Community Engagement and will:
    • Be featured as an awardee at the 2021 President’s Community Engagement Award Ceremony (to be held virtually at a date TBD).
    • Receive a personalized plaque.
    • Have name engraved on the MCW Plaque of Awardees, located in the Office of the Senior Associate Dean for Community Engagement.
    • Be featured in the MCW President’s Community Engagement Award Program.
    • Receive special recognition on MCW websites and media platforms to promote the agency/cause of their choice.

View 2021 Award Ceremony Program

About the Award

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) President’s Community Engagement Award recognizes the exemplary community-academic partnerships, community engaged research (CEnR), or community outreach activities and programs of faculty, staff, students and/or community partners of MCW. view all award recipients

Questions or Comments?

If you have any questions, please call or email our office.

Community Engagement

(414) 955-4437