Dr. Michael N. Compton Public Affairs Essay Winners

The author of the winning essay, receives a cash prize of $500 plus an additional $500 donated in their name to the charity or non-profit organization of their choice.  

Fall 2020 Winning Submission:  Ms. Veronica Jacobs

Public Affairs Theme:  The Power of Voice

Nonprofit Organization:  Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages

Fall 2019 Winning Submission:  Ms. Hope Roozenboom

Public Affairs Theme:  The 21st Century Digital World

Nonprofit Organization:  The Pregnancy Care Center

Fall 2018 Winning Submission:  Ms. Kimberly Korff

Public Affairs Theme:  Unity in Community

Nonprofit Organization:  Springfield Dream Center








Spring 2018 Winning Submission:  Ms. Delaney O'Donnell

Public Affairs Theme:  Sustainability in Practice: Consensus and Consequences

Nonprofit Organization:  Equi-Librium Therapy Center 

2017 Winning Submission:  Ms. Rachel Petrie

Public Affairs Theme:  Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Perspectives on Self-Government

Nonprofit Organization:  The Kitchen, Inc. 

Essay Winner 2017

2016 Winning Submission:  Ms. Kimberly Woodman

Public Affairs Theme:  Building Healthy Communities: Body, Mind and Spirit

Nonprofit Organization:  Convoy of Hope-Feed ONE

Essay Winner 2016