Nominations sought for faculty outreach, engagement awards

November 02, 2012

Vice President for Outreach Craig Weidemann has announced a call for nominations for the 16th annual Penn State Faculty Outreach Award and the sixth annual Penn State Community Engagement and Scholarship Award.

The Faculty Outreach Award recognizes faculty who have made a significant contribution to outreach at Penn State. Fifteen distinguished faculty have received this award since its inception. The last winner, Samuel Monismith, associate professor of health education at Penn State Harrisburg, received the award for outreach activities that concentrated on alcohol and substance use, including driving under the influence and substance abuse among teens; cancer control, prevention and treatment; and the promotion of healthy work environments.

The Community Engagement and Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding Penn State faculty members engaged scholarship initiatives conducted in partnership with communities. The project selected as the winner of the Community Engagement and Scholarship Award goes on to represent Penn State in the regional W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award competitions, sponsored by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Penn State had the honor of winning the national or regional award in 2008, 2009 and 2011 for three outstanding engagement initiatives, resulting in national visibility for the University and the projects.

The deadline for both awards is Dec. 19.

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  • The deadline for nominations is Dec. 19.

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