Community Collaboration Celebration

The Pacific University Community Collaboration Celebration hosted by the McCall Center for Civic Engagement honors the special partnerships between Pacific University students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Each year we recognize individuals and organizations who are engaged in effective community collaboration, either in the current year or accumulated over years of involvement with Pacific University. 

2022 Celebration

The 2022 Community Collaboration Celebration will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. The 2022 theme is "Garden Party" and we will be celebrating outdoors with games, food & drink. All are welcome! As part of the celebration, we will recognize individuals and organizations whose collaborative nature and effective civic engagement efforts are uniquely impactful on our campus and in surrounding communities. All ideas are welcome and will be reviewed by our nominations committee. An RSVP is required to attend - we hope you will save the date and plan to join us for this fun end-of-year event!

The following individuals and organizations have been selected for recognition in 2022:

  • Engaged Student Award - Shun Wetlesen
  • Engaged Faculty Award - Ben Hole
  • Engaged Staff Award - Becca Ellenbecker
  • Engaged Community Partner Award - SOLVE Oregon
  • Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement Award - Pacific University's COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Volunteers


RSVP BY 4/26

Event History

Over the course of it's 10+ year history, a wide variety of award categories have been included. Generally, some mix of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners have been recognized each year. Awardees may be selected based on contributions during a single year, or over a lifetime of involvement with Pacific University. A recent constant has seen the inclusion of the MCCE Graduating Senior Award and the Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement award. We appreciate all of our past award recipients and look forward to celebrating with our community at this year’s event.  

The Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement Award

The Bevin McCarthy Spirit of Civic Engagement Award is given annually to an individual, program, partnership, or organization selected by the MCCE staff for particularly noteworthy achievements over the past academic year and/or accumulated over time.

The award recipient(s) will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • embodies the joy of being in community
  • demonstrates a commitment to a more just and sustainable future
  • inspires and involves others to harness the power of civic engagement for the greater good, indicated by democratic processes or outcomes of engagement