Megan Snider ’11 Receives Campus Compact Community Impact Award
Megan Snider ’11 recently received a North Carolina Campus Compact Community Impact Student Award for making significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs.
Snider was one of 34 college students statewide to receive the honor, which includes a Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation from Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Snider is working toward a double major in elementary education and religious studies. As a Bonner Scholar, she has performed over 2000 hours of service. Snider helped create the children’s program Change through Art and Theatre (C.A.T.), an afterschool tutorial and enrichment program for students at Jefferson Elementary. Through the program, Guilford students tutor and mentor children and work with issues of social justice through art and theatre projects.
Last year, following the fatal shooting of Winston-Salem’s Sgt. Mickey Hutchens during a response to a domestic violence call, Snider created the organization Beautifully Brave. The non-profit offers workshops on domestic violence for men and women, vigils and a traveling exhibit that will visit several library branches.
North Carolina Campus Compact builds collaborations amongst 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.
Nov. 17, 2010