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 for 2024-2025 will open in December. 

Nominations are reviewed by the UC Service-Learning Steering Committee, made up of various Service-Learning stakeholders. 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.

Past Award Recipients