Florida Campus Compact recently presented Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD, with its Founders’ Award at its Annual Awards Gala on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Boca Raton campus of Palm Beach State College.
Bevilacqua received the award for being a champion of Florida Campus Compact, resulting in a culture of service and civic involvement for generations to come, and for her unyielding determination to make our world a better place for all.
Palm Beach State College President Dr. Dennis Gallon, who served as host for the event and presented the award, noted that Bevilacqua has been a longstanding member of the organization’s executive committee. In addition, she is active in several professional and community organizations, Gallon said.
The Florida Campus Compact Founders’ Award was established in 2007 in honor of former U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd of Florida. The award recognizes an individual for support of the organization’s mission, growth, and sustainability and for civic contributions to the state of Florida.
Florida Campus Compact is an organization of more than 50 college and university presidents committed to advancing the civic purposes of higher education. Part of a national presidential organization, Florida Campus Compact supports community service, service learning, and civic engagement by providing consultative and professional development services, public communication, and funding to higher education institutions.