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Public Service Leadership Awards

The Public Service Leadership Awards are part of an annual spring event where the College community convenes to recognize Middlebury undergraduates who have distinguished themselves through their leadership.
The 2016 nomination deadline has passed. Award recipients will be announced at the Student Leadership Award event in May 2016.

Community Engagement solicits nominations from all across the College and Addison County for six Public Service Leadership Awards as well as:
  • The Dana Morosini Reeve ‘84 Memorial Public Service Award, given to the student who best exemplifies Dana’s spirit and determination as she tirelessly and selflessly devoted her life to caring for her husband Christopher Reeve and, through the Christopher Reeve Foundation, to her work as an advocate for all those with spinal cord injuries
  • The John M. McCardell Jr. Public Service Award, given to the student who best exemplifies efforts that bring Middlebury, both the College and the Town, more closely together for a public benefit. In this way, we honor the values to which John had been so strongly committed during his tenure as president and celebrate others who continue the tradition of this very important work
  • The Bonnie McCardell Public Service Award, given to a student for actions in support of youth and who best exemplifies outreach in one of the following areas: (1) youth and family services, (2) literacy, and (3) the special needs that arise during the critical middle and early high school years

The PSLAs were inaugurated in 1994 through the support of Patrick Durkin '79. The Public Service Leadership Awards are presented at the annual Student Life Student Leadership Awards Ceremony each May.