Duke University senior Caroline Brockett has been recognized for outstanding leadership and service by North Carolina Campus Compact, a statewide network of colleges and universities that are committed to community engagement. Brockett is a recipient of the network’s Community Impact Student Award, which honors one student leader at each member school. The award recognizes students with a deep commitment to community involvement and ability to inspire peers.
Brockett is one of twenty-two students across the state to receive the 2019 award, joining more than 300 college students honored by the organization since the award was first presented in 2006.
Brockett has volunteered at The Girls Club (TGC) since her first year at Duke. TGC is a student social action organization that connects Duke undergraduate women in a one-on-one mentoring program with at-risk Durham middle school girls. In addition to her role as a mentor, Brockett has served in a variety of other important roles with TGC including as a planner of their annual spring trip, VP of Education, and most recently she was elected by her peers as President of the organization. Brocket raised over $3,000 to fund TGC trips and activities.
Sam Miglarese, Assistant Vice President and Director of Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, nominated Brockett for the award. “I have been deeply impressed by Caroline and her selfless dedication to TGC,” says Miglarese. “I am confident that TGC will continue to have a very bright future with Caroline as President.”
The North Carolina Campus Compact is a collaborative network of colleges and universities committed to educating students for civic and social responsibility, partner with communities for positive change, and strengthen democracy. Learn more at www.nccampuscompact.org.