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UNCW Student Wins North Carolina Campus Compact Community Impact Award

Thursday, December 07, 2017

UNCW senior Jocabed Aragón ’18 has been recognized for leadership and service with the 2017 Community Impact Award, presented by North Carolina Campus Compact. The compact is a coalition of 37 colleges and universities with a shared commitment to civic engagement.

“Jocabed embodies the values of our university in her actions, caring nature, creativity and leadership by example,” said UNCW Centro Hispano director Edelmira Segovia, who nominated Aragón for the award. “Our Centro Hispano team would not be complete without her support, encouragement and talent. I am certain that Jocabed will continue to build on her UNCW education and serve our community.”

Aragón has supported Hispanic and Latinx communities on and off campus. She was a work study student at Centro Hispano and has been active with the center’s programs and with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. Aragón, who is majoring in communication studies and film studies, has documented Centro Hispano’s programs and in 2016 created a film that was featured in WilmFilm Chick Flick Film Festival and Cucalorus Festival. She is producing a full-length documentary on environmental issues relevant to the Cape Fear region.

In 2016, Aragón completed an internship with a social justice institute in Oakland, California. Last summer, she interned as program coordinator for the Community Summer Fest by El Refugio, which promotes learning and healthy lifestyles in her hometown of Sanford, NC.

Aragón was one of 23 students who were honored at the compact’s annual CSNAP (Citizen Service, Networking and Partnerships) Conference in November.

-- Tricia Vance

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Jocabed Aragón received a 2017 Community Impact Award.