Tiffany McCarty '07 has been recognized for her leadership in community service with a 2007 Charles J. Ping Student Community Service Award from the Ohio Campus Compact.
The Ohio Campus Compact is a non-profit membership organization of 46 Ohio colleges and universities with strong community service, service learning and civic engagement programs on their campuses. Each year, only one student from each member institution may be granted a Ping Award, which recognizes and honors undergraduate students for their outstanding leadership and contributions to community service on their campus and in their community.
In nominating McCarty for the award, Muskingum College officials cited her significant leadership roles in a variety of campus activities, including Habitat for Humanity and the college’s “Christmas on Campus” program, among others.
Since her first year at the college, McCarty been active in Habitat for Humanity. She has organized numerous fundraising programs to support spring break trips during which Muskingum students have traveled nationwide to join other college students to help build homes for those in need.
The “Christmas on Campus” program at Muskingum has for more than a decade gathered, wrapped and distributed gifts of all kinds for families who otherwise would have no Christmas. This year, with the help of McCarty’s leadership in recruiting student volunteers, the program provided gifts to 40 needy children and their families.
In 2005, McCarty oversaw and directed student hosts and student volunteers when Muskingum hosted the Governor’s Appalachia Regional Fall Conference on the campus, which drew presenters and registrants from across the country.
As a member of the college’s AGORA leadership organization, she is involved with the annual community Easter Egg Hunt and Carnival, helps to host a National Honor Society Conference every year and assists with the Parents’ Weekend held annually by Omicron Delta Kappa. She also has implemented a system on campus that documents and tracks all of student organizations and the volunteer hours contributed by each.
The award is named for the 18th president of Ohio University, who also served as a Muskingum College trustee. It will be presented to McCarty at the college’s Scholarship Recognition Day, to be held on April 13.