Warren Wilson College senior Madeline Wadley has received North Carolina Campus Compact’s Community Impact Student Award.
Wadley is one of 19 college students across the state to receive the award for making significant, innovative contributions to their campus’ efforts to address local community needs. Awardees also received a Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Wadley, a senior from Birmingham, Ala., is a member of Warren Wilson College’s Service Program Crew and Bonner Leader Program. She has taken advantage of leadership opportunities by organizing and facilitating Kids on Campus; a weekly Big Brothers Big Sisters program; co-leading an immigration workshop; co-leading two alternative break trips to Alabama; and helping move forward the infrastructure of Warren Wilson College’s break trip and service-learning program.
She also has played an important role in the college’s increased commitment to the issue of housing and homelessness by co-leading two Heart of the Issue Workshops; serving as a summer intern and a co-leader of a weekly service opportunity with a local homelessness day shelter; and working with other students and community partners to increase educational, advocacy, and policy work.
The awards were presented at the 19th NC Campus Compact Student Conference at Wake Forest University that brought together more than 200 college students and guests representing 26 North Carolina higher education institutions. The compact’s executive director, Lisa Keyne, presented the awards with John Barnhill, founding director of NC Campus Compact.