Deborah S. Moore Memorial Service Award

Applications for 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Deborah S. Moore Awards were not issued in spring 2020. Our office will revisit these awards at the appropriate time in the future. For questions about these awards, please send us an email at

History of the Deborah S. Moore Awards

The Deborah S. Moore Service Award is a memorial recognizing exemplary service by NC State students and organizations. Deborah S. Moore, a NC State graduate, served as the first Volunteer Coordinator of the NC State Student Center. She made many contributions to society including volunteer work, teaching English to retired Spanish-speaking people and working with people with disabilities as well as those from under-resourced communities. A Beaufort County native, Moore was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie R. Singleton. The memorial was created in the spring of 1977.

Each year, the Leadership and Civic Engagement team coordinates each award description. The awards are announced at the annual end of year celebration which takes place in late April. For questions about the awards, contact our office at

Past Awards

In 2019, Leadership and Civic Engagement issued the following awards:

Outstanding Student Leader of the Year

This award recognizes a student leader who embodies the spirit of socially-responsible leadership, and who has in the last academic year made marked positive change through exemplary service in the university community. Nominees may be any student at NC State University in any leadership capacity.

Civic Engagement Student Leader of the Year

This award recognizes a student leader who has led and contributed in civic engagement via the four criteria outlined by the Civically Engaged Scholar model: Direct Service, Indirect Service & Capacity Building, Community Research, and Advocacy & Activism. Nominees may be any student at NC State University.

Civic Engagement Initiative of the Year Award

This award recognizes a civic engagement initiative which has promoted positive social change, responsible leadership, and has had a marked impact on the community. This initiative can be within or outside the NC State campus community, though ideally connected to NC State in some way.