Jack Twyman Award for Service-Learning

The Jack Twyman Award for Service-Learning recognizes a collaborative educational team or individual who:

  • has incorporated service-learning into one or more academic courses,
  • actively collaborates with community partners,
  • upholds values of respect, responsibility, inclusiveness and integrity,
  • finds creative ways to support community organizations and the people they serve, and
  • seeks to build relationships that continue after the service-learning project or class ends.

The annual award is inspired by the character and courage of Jack Twyman, a UC graduate who, in 1958 at age 23, chose to become legal guardian to a former UC basketball teammate and friend, Maurice Stokes, who had suffered a paralyzing brain injury.

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Friday March 3, 2023.

Submit a nomination here

Nominations are reviewed by the UC Service-Learning Steering Committee, made up of stakeholders including faculty, students, and representatives from local nonprofit organizations. The award recipient is announced in April.

Questions about the award or the nomination process can be directed to Service-Learning Director Michael Sharp at michael.sharp@uc.edu.