Social work major, Department of Social Work
Boone, North Carolina
Community Impact Award
North Carolina Campus Compact
BOONE, N.C.—Appalachian State University senior Victoria Redmon, a native of Boone, has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact — a statewide network of 37 colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement. She is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Award, which annually honors one student leader at each school.
Redmon 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.
Redmon was recognized for her work with Appalachian’s Alternative Service Experience (ASE) program, where she has served as a peer leader, executive board member and now as chairperson. In this role, she oversees 35 fall, winter and spring break programs engaging over 400 students, faculty and staff, training leaders and raising funds.
Redmon has motivated many trip participants to become ASE peer leaders themselves. She’s deepened her own learning as an Alternative Break Away Citizenship School Summer Site Leader, and she’s also dedicated herself to the local community, serving for three years as a Girls on the Run coach.
Redmon and other award recipients were honored at the network’s annual Citizenship, Service, Networking and Partnerships (CSNAP) Student Conference, held on Nov. 18, 2017, at Winston-Salem State University. More than 230 students and staff from 28 campuses in the network convened. The conference included student-led workshops on diverse community engagement topics and featured remarks by local change agents representing different public service pathways.
The North Carolina Campus Compact network was founded in 2002 and is hosted by Elon University. The coalition is an affiliate of the national Campus Compact organization, which claims 1,000 member schools representing nearly 2 million college students.
Appalachian is a founding member of the North Carolina Campus Compact network.
About the Beaver College of Health Sciences
Appalachian's Beaver College of Health Sciences opened in 2010 as the result of a strategic university commitment to significantly enhance the health and quality of life for individuals, families and communities in North Carolina and beyond. In 2015, the college was named for an Appalachian alumnus and pioneer in the health care industry — Donald C. Beaver ’62 ’64 of Conover. The college offers nine undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs, which are organized into six departments: Communication Sciences and Disorders; Health and Exercise Science; Nursing; Nutrition and Health Care Management; Recreation Management and Physical Education; and Social Work. Learn more at https://healthsciences.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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