Awards

In recent years, I've become an "award-giver" - but I have won a couple in my life as well!


2016 American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP, APA) National Award-winning Project for Applied Research

2016 AICP Awards winner for Applied Research

The AICP Student Project Awards recognize outstanding class projects or papers by a student or group of students in Planning Accreditation Board — accredited planning programs that contribute to advances in the field of planning.

Its report documents the physical, operational, and financial needs of Oregon’s historic theaters and presents recommendations for a statewide support system.

 

2016 IAP2 (International Association for Public Participation) USA Scholarship Winner

"Craig's experience in public involvement to date and intent to make engagement a significant part of your future work illustrates the value he will bring to this field."

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"Craig's experience in public involvement to date and intent to make engagement a significant part of your future work illustrates the value he will bring to this field."

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Freeman Fellowship

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I am a humbled, yet proud, recipient of the 2015 Freeman Fellowship award, which has granted me $6,000 to live/work/study abroad in Southeast Asia.

"The committee was enthusiastic about your plans & unanimous in its support of funding. You should feel proud of what you're accomplishing with your education--and your life." - Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

Press

  • https://pppm.uoregon.edu/fellowship-will-fund-internship-thailand-elephant-rehab-center

  • https://gradschool.uoregon.edu/node/2105

This scholarship allowed me to work with the Save Elephant Foundation in Chiang Mai, Thailand and Siem Reap, Cambodia to help with administrative and organizational duties, facilitate tourism, promote the organization through video production and marketing materials, increase fundraising efforts, and coordinate volunteerism.

"The Freeman Foundation’s major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East and Southeast Asia. Through education and educational exchanges, the Foundation hopes to develop a greater appreciation of Asian cultures, histories and economies in the United States and a better understanding of the American people and of American institutions and purposes by the peoples of Asia."

 

Student Sustainability Fund Grant

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I co-founded a food justice group at University of Oregon,  Just Food, and received a grant from the Office of Sustainability's "Student Sustainability Fund" to further the progress of our mission and strengthen our organization.

 

Public Service Awards

In 2012, I received the President's Volunteer Service Award and the Corps Member of the Round Award due to my dedication to service - more than 1,800 hours for the year.

I also created an award-winning video for Woodlake Elementary School as part of a Twin Rivers Unified School District video contest. This allowed many of the low-income and homeless students to attend a roller skating party for free, paid for entirely by the school district.

 Me with my 4th-grade students at Woodlake Elementary School - Sacramento, CA (2012)

Me with my 4th-grade students at Woodlake Elementary School - Sacramento, CA (2012)

 

Digital Literacy Essay Contest, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, 2009

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Unique Talents

I also like to have fun and experience as much as humanly possible. I have been crowned champion in many unique contests, such as:

  • 2014 Braise Raw Garlic Eating Champion
  • 2013 Braise Raw Garlic Eating Champion
  • 2009 Qdoba Burrito Eating Champion
  • 2004 Long Drive Contest Winner
  • 2003 Tony Hawk Pro Skater Champion
  • 1998 Tomahawk Throwing Champion