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Congratulations to our own Elaine Madison, associate director of DukeEngage, on winning a 2018 Presidential Award at Duke University. “Thanks to her vision about what community engagement and service learning can be, Madison has helped reshape the Duke student experience.” We couldn’t be more proud to work alongside Elaine every day.

Here’s an excerpt from the Duke Today announcement:

“Since taking the reins at the Duke Community Service Center, Madison has overseen tremendous growth and helped develop many of its most popular programs, such as the annual Volunteer Fair, Project Share and America Reads/America Counts.

She was also a guiding force behind the creation of DukeEngage, which connects students with service projects around the world.

‘More than any other person at Duke University, Elaine is responsible for the growth and institutionalization of civic engagement on our campus, and all of the legal and safety protocols that make all of these programs such a success,’ said Eric Mlyn, Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement and Director of DukeEngage. ‘Though Elaine has never sought the limelight, and many of these tasks are not seen by the general public, she deserves immense credit for what the University has accomplished in this area.'”

Read the full story about Elaine and the other award winners on Duke Today.