Call for nominations for outreach and engagement awards

October 28, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- Vice President for Outreach Craig Weidemann has announced a call for nominations for the 14th annual Faculty Outreach Award and the fourth annual Penn State Community Engagement and Scholarship Award.

The Faculty Outreach Award recognizes Penn State faculty who have made a significant contribution to outreach. Thirteen faculty have received this award since its inception. Last year, Karen Bierman, distinguished professor of psychology, received the Faculty Outreach Award for her work designing and implementing programming to improve the academic and mental health outcomes of youth.

The Community Engagement and Scholarship Award recognizes outstanding Penn State engagement 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. Last year the drug-resistance-skills training curriculum "keepin’ it REAL," led by Penn State Department of Communication Arts and Sciences faculty members Michael Hecht and Michelle Miller-Day, received the Community Engagement and Scholarship Award.

“These awards underscore Penn State’s deep commitment to outreach and engagement in partnership with our communities,” said Weidemann.
Applications and additional information for both these awards can be found at: online.

Penn State Outreach is the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010