The Barnabas Award
The Barnabas Servant Leadership Award is named for Barnabas, who was a servant leader selling land in Cyprus to buy food for the post-Pentecost crowned in Jerusalem. Barnabas recruited Paul for ministry, worked with Paul as a missionary, mentored John Mark, and led a multicultural pastoral team in Antioch. The name Barnabas means “son of encouragement.” The award, in association with the Barney II and Moore Foundations, takes his name as it serves as an effective instrument to the entire educational community by promoting the ideals of service that substantially benefits others. Wheel-thrown basins are given out each year to each recipient of the Barnabas Award.
The awards are made available by the Agape Center and will be given to one current senior and one current employee at Messiah College.
Each year, we ask for nominations of individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions in the areas of ministry, community service, and leadership. The community service that the Barnabas Award seeks to reward is unpaid service that is done off-campus through community partners. The following factors will be given priority in selecting the recipient.
The finalists will be asked for additional information. Please inform the person that you are nominating them.
To nominate a student or employee, create an account & password or log-in using your existing account & password on Partnership Planner and select “Create Project”. Under the title Awards, select Barnabas Award.
The last day for nominations is March 10, 2014.
The Newman Award
The Newman Civic Fellows Award honors inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. Through service, research, and advocacy, Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. These students represent the next generation of public problem solvers and civic leaders. They serve as national examples of the role that higher education can—and does—play in building a better world.
Newman Civic Fellows Awards are intended to honor the leadership legacy of Frank Newman by prioritizing recognition for student leaders who:
Sophomores and juniors at four-year institutions and second-year students at two-year institutions are eligible for recommendation. In graduate-only institutions, you are welcome to recommend an awardee as well, preferably a first-year graduate student. For schools with both undergraduate as well as graduate programs, you are encouraged to recommend the most deserving student. If he or she happens to be a sophomore or junior, that is preferred. If the best candidate is a graduate student, then by all means please recommend that student.
To nominate a student, create an account & password or log-in using your existing account & password on Partnership Planner and select “Create Project”. Under the title "Awards", select "Newman Award".
Nominations are due February 28, 2014.