Awards We Offer

Outstanding community engagement is formally recognized through the following awards:


John Lindquist

The John A. Lindquist Award is given annually to a current Weber State University faculty or staff member who has demonstrated sustained and outstanding commitment to mentoring WSU students in learning through community engagement.  It recognizes university-community partnerships in support of students’ learning and honors John A. Lindquist’s devotion to education and community.

Learning through community engagement is a dynamic and collaborative process wherein students immerse themselves in situational problems of a social, economic or environmental nature.  They consider possible outcomes and create potential solutions that benefit communities.   As students apply their skills, knowledge and research to community issues, they in turn develop civic leadership.  Frequently, they are models of how an education can improve and sustain the well-being of individuals in their communities.

Award is $7,000 cash (less benefits and withholding taxes)



2018 Lindquist Award Recipient: Jeremy Farner

Previous Recipients


presidential awards

Each year, WSU recognizes the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners. Please nominate prospective award recipients in each of the five award categories listed below.  These recipients will be presented with an award at the Center for Community Engaged Learning Recognition Event on April 2, 2020.  


2019 Awardees:

  • Community Partner: GiGi's Playhouse
  • Community Engaged Alum: Danielle Collier
  • Community Engaged Faculty Member: Jeremy Bryson
  • Community Engaged Staff Member: Heather Chapman
  • Community Engaged Student OR Student Group: Kailee Brown

Previous Recipients