Fayetteville State University first-year graduate student Tnesha Shaw has been selected for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. Shaw is a recipient of the network's Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school. The award recognizes students with a deep commitment to community involvement and ability to inspire peers.
Shaw is one of twenty-two students across the state to receive the 2019 award, joining more than 300 college students honored by the organization since the award was first presented in 2006.
Shaw leads and inspires peers to engage in different community service projects such as the Inaugural Justice Week at FSU and National Night Out Community-Building Campaign. Shaw, who received her bachelor's degree from FSU, has continued to assume leadership roles on campus as a graduate student. She is the President of the NAACP Collegiate Chapter and a leader in the Sociology Club, African Student Association, and in AUTOS, a commuter student association. Shaw submitted and obtained the first FSU Impact Initiative Grant promote campus and community activism and self-awareness.
Dr. Stacye Blount, Associate Professor of Sociology at FSU, nominated Shaw for the award.
North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of 40 colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partner with communities for positive change, and strengthen democracy. Learn more at www.nccampuscompact.org.