National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has been awarded the Presidents’ Community Partner Award by Minnesota Campus Compact (MCC). The nonprofit was nominated by Julie Kresh, Service Learning Coordinator at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine.
Kristin Bellows, Division Program Manager with NKF, implements life-saving programs and works with MSB to develop meaningful applied learning projects for students, staff and faculty. Past projects include redesigning the NKF website, performing health screenings, assessing patient medical history, fundraising, database design, and supporting the Kidney Walk.
“We greatly appreciate MSB’s recognition of the National Kidney Foundation and its partnership with Globe/MSB with the President’s Community Partner Award,” Bellows said. “We have enjoyed working closely with MSB-Blaine, and meeting other campuses to partner with as well (including Sioux Falls, Moorhead, Rochester and the sister campus in Duluth). MSB has helped us further our mission and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.”
The award was presented at the 2013 Summit and Awards Ceremony luncheon on April 1 at Hamline University. Other awards included the Presidents’
Student Leadership Award, the Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award, and the Newman Civic Fellows Award.
MCC supports civic engagement and democratic renewal through its diverse network of colleges and universities. Forty Minnesota colleges and universities are members of MCC. Each year the organization invites member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective civic engagement leaders, and also recognize the outstanding students named Newman Civic Fellows by the national Campus Compact.