UNC Asheville Senior Macon Foscue Honored for Community Service
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 3:45pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. – UNC Asheville senior Macon Foscue is one of seventeen students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award. Given by North Carolina Campus Compact, the award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs.
Foscue is an Interdisciplinary Studies major who developed his own course of study on Environmental Sustainability Community Consciousness. He put learning into practice through his work with a student organization, ASHE (Active Students for a Healthy Environment). The group works to address sustainability issues through such activities as an alternative spring break trip to learn about mountain-top removal Foscue also leads a social business project promoting food access for people in low-income communities. Foscue is from Chapel Hill, N.C.
The community service award is presented at North Carolina Campus Compact's annual student conference. N.C. Campus Compact is an association of colleges and universities committed to fostering campus-community engagement. Since 2002, the Compact has hosted a conference where student leaders learn and share strategies to address community issues.
This year's event, held at UNC Wilmington on November 3, brought together 125 students from 18 campuses. Keynote speaker Paul Loeb, author of "Soul of a Citizen," presented the award. Foscue also received a Certificate of Appreciation from NC Governor Bev Perdue.
North Carolina Campus Compact builds collaborations among public, independent and community colleges and universities. Presidents and chancellors commit their institutions to being "engaged campuses" that enhance a student's sense of responsibility, citizenship, leadership and awareness of community, and impact the community by partnering with local organizations to address real needs. For more information about NC Campus Compact, the Community Impact Award, or the student conference, visit www.nccampuscompact.org.