The Morgridge Center for Public Service Engaged Alumni Award is designed to recognize a UW-Madison alumnus who used their experience with the Morgridge Center for Public Service as a springboard for lifelong civic engagement.
This award honors alumni who continually strive to make their communities happier and healthier places to live.
To nominate yourself for this award, please complete this form.
A $250 award will be given to a nonprofit organization of the recipient’s choosing. The Engaged Alumni Award winner will also be honored during the spring semester.
2019: Megan Diaz (’17)
2018: Claire Steven (’17)
2017: Ismail Umer (’15)
2016: Craig Kohn (’08)
2020 Recipient Anisa Yudawanti (’19)
Anisa Yudawanti spent three years as an intern for the Morgridge Center for Public Service and was intentional about creating opportunities for growth for herself and other students. During her time at the Morgridge Center, she also developed a workshop for students and student organizations to better prepare them for responsible and intentional engagement with the community, focusing on identity, positionality and power.
Currently, Anisa serves as a Teens of Promise (TOPS) Coordinator with the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, based at Madison East High School. In her role, she acts as a liaison between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Boys and Girls Club through AVID, whose mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness post-high school graduation. A program predominantly made up of students of color, low-income, and future first-generation college students, Anisa says she has had the utmost privilege of being a trusted adult and support to students whose life experiences mirror her own.
The Be the Change Bash is the Morgridge Center’s annual end-of-the-semester celebration. The Bash honors students, staff, faculty and community partners who contribute their time and talents to both the community and the UW-Madison campus through service.
The event also includes the Morgridge Center’s annual award ceremony.