“Princeton University has a longstanding commitment to service, reflected in Princeton’s informal motto — Princeton in the nation’s service and the service of humanity — and exemplified by the extraordinary contributions that Princetonians make to society.”
Christopher L. Eisgruber, President of Princeton University, Class of 1983
Pace Center Service Awards & Prizes
A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award
Given in honor of A. James Fisher, Jr. '36, the A. James Fisher, Jr. Memorial Award is presented to a Princeton senior who best exemplifies the qualities for which Mr. Fisher is remembered. The Fisher Award recipient should clearly demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit, zest for life, love of people, and loyalty to Princeton through their work in the realm of civic engagement. Awarded by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
Community Engagement Awards
The Community Engagement Awards are given to Princeton University faculty, administrators, and community partners who in the past year have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to service and social justice that transcends the classroom. We especially recognize individuals who have inspired others on campus to join their efforts and who through their service to humanity have responded to needs in the world. Awarded by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
- 2020-21 Cancelled due to pandemic
- 2019-20 Roberto Hernandez - Executive Director, El Centro, Ruth Ochs - Conductor of the Princeton University Sinfonia; Associate Conductor of the Princeton University Orchestra; and Director of small ensembles at Princeton, & Anna Stilz - Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values
- 2018-19 Alan Kaplan - Lecturer, Computer Science & Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones - Emory L. Ford Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Portuguese
The Priscilla Glickman '92 Memorial Prize
The Priscilla Glickman '92 Memorial Prize is awarded to a Princeton senior who has demonstrated independence and imagination in the area of community service, seeks knowledge and purposeful adventure in unfamiliar cultures, and maintains strong academic work. The prize commends the qualities of curiosity in the world and commitment to the betterment of the world by recognizing outstanding past contributions to community service. The prize is awarded to encourage the student recipient to explore new challenges in the future. The prize winner is announced annually at Class Day by the Pace Center for Civic Engagement.
Nominate a senior for the 2022 Priscilla Glickman '92 Memorial Prize by Tuesday, March 22. There are no limits to the number of nominations you can make.
- Daniela Alvarez '21
- Karina Aguilar Guerrero '20
- Samuel Vilchez Santiago '19
- Anam Vadgama '18
- Daniel Rounds '17
- Azza Cohen '16
- Claire Nuchturn '15
- Lucie Wright '14
- Marlene Morgan '13
- Alexandra Gecker '12 and Alexander Craig '12
- Brian Locascio '11
- Jenni Newbury '10
- Dexter Doyle '09
- Joshua Loehrer '08 and Jessica Gheiler '08
- Drew Frederick '07
- Laura Collins '06 and Sara Colon '06
- Meridel Bulle-Vu '05 and Brandon Nicholson '05
- Arthur Williams, IV '04
- Daniel Stover '03
- Michael Fletcher II '03
- Renu Boatright '02
- Abigail Love '01
- Tamara Johnson Leech '00 and Joseph Wardenski '00
- Jaffet Ghebretnsae '99 and Kate Gwon '99
- Stephanie McGill '98 and Pratik Shah '98
- Safiya Daniels '97, Staphanie Levey '97, and Misha Simmonds '97
- Crystal Moore '96 and Raymond Gonzalez '96
- Jeremy Roller '95
- Karen Jachson-Weaver '94
- Peter Reese '93
- Delphine Hirsh '92
Princeton Service Awards & Prizes
Dean Hank Dobin Prizes in Community-Engaged Independent Work
The Dean Hank Dobin Prizes in Community-Engaged Independent Work are awarded to Princeton seniors whose outstanding thesis best engage a community audience, whether through extensive research, policy recommendations, or new information and analysis. The prize is named after former Dean Dobin, who was instrumental to the creation of the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship during his time at Princeton. Awarded by the Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship.
The Frederick Douglass Service Award, established in 1969 at the recommendation of Carl Fields, who was assistant dean of the college, is given to a senior who has exhibited “courage, leadership, intellectual achievement and a willingness to contribute unselfishly toward a deeper understanding of the experiences of racial minorities and who, in so doing, reflects the tradition of service embodied in education at Princeton.” Awarded by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.