Fayetteville State University student Alicia Williams has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement.
Williams is a recipient of the network's Community Impact Award, which honors one student leader at each school.
Williams is one of 23 students selected by their campus for the 2017 honor, joining more than 250 college students recognized by the network since the award was first presented in 2006.
Williams has been a leader in community and campus service during her time at FSU. As a certified peer health educator, wellness ambassador, orientation leader, and member of the national Pan-Hellenic Council, Williams has worked for the physical and emotional health of her peers. As volunteer coordinator for the university's Campus Kitchen Project and a co-chairperson for the 2018 Fayetteville-Cumberland County CROP Hunger Walk, she has fought hunger and improved nutrition in the community. Last semester, Williams won a grant from Youth Service America to boost a food backpack program at a local elementary school.
Williams is a senior sociology major from Hope Mills, North Carolina.Williams and other award recipients were honored at the Compact's annual CSNAP student conference, held this year on November 18 at Winston-Salem State University. The event convened more than 230 students and staff from 28 campuses in the network. The conference included student-led workshops on diverse community engagement topics and featured remarks by local "change agents" representing different public service pathways.
North Carolina Campus Compact is a statewide coalition of 37 public, private, and community colleges and universities that share a commitment to civic and community engagement. The network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. North Carolina Campus Compact is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly 2 million college students.