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Ohio Campus Compact is a statewide non-profit coalition of 47 college and university presidents and their campuses working to promote and develop the civic purposes of higher education. Visit for more information.

The Charles J. Ping Student Service Award was designed to recognize and honor undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service or service-learning on their campus and within their community. These students represent the next generation of civic leaders and problem solvers. The award is named in honor of Charles J. Ping, who served as President of Ohio University from 1975 – 1994. An early supporter and Board Member of Ohio Campus Compact, Ping has been a tireless advocate for campus-community partnerships and increased opportunities for students to become active and engaged citizens. This recognition is granted annually to undergraduates at Ohio Campus Compact member institutions. Recipients receive a $250 Legacy Award mini grant, to be given to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice. Read more here.

JCU Student Recipients of the Ping Award

2023 | Erin Kipp ’23

Erin Kipp Headshot

In her time at John Carroll University, Erin Kipp has shown an incredible commitment to service and social justice. Erin's wide-ranging involvement with justice issues on and off campus is reflective of her dedication to advocating for marginalized populations and encouraging her peers to venture out of their comfort zones and do the same. Erin has been involved with service since her freshman year and served as a Student Liaison for all four years of her college journey. Erin’s leadership has been evident through her involvement in service and as a Tour Guide on campus. Erin’s work this year on the Student Liaison Leadership Team has proven her a model and mentor in what it means to be a part of the Jesuit mission to be a woman for others.

Congratulations, Erin!

  • 2022 | Jordan Spradlin '22
  • 2021 | Delaney Burns '21
  • 2020 | Nick Hupka ’20
  • 2019 | Zach Chapman ’19
  • 2018 | Tyler Jew ’18
  • 2017 | Kathleen (KTB) English ’18
  • 2016 | Adam Chaney ’17
  • 2015 | Grace Donnelly ’16
  • 2014 | Edward (Ned) Barnes and Michael Gong ’15
  • 2013 | Kyle Hutnick ’13
  • 2012 | James Haitz ’12
  • 2011 | Catherine Distelrath ’12