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Community Engagement Awards

Outstanding Community Engagement Faculty Award
Outstanding Community Engagement Staff Award
Outstanding Community Engagement Community Partner Award

Awards are given to individuals or organizations engaged in exemplary community engagement activities such as volunteerism, community based teaching, outreach, partnerships, curricular development, scholarship, or research. Awardees receive a recognition award at the annual CommUNITY Night @ the Pond in early September. Call for nominations occurs March through May.

The Center for Community Engagement selects recipients based on their work to improve community, particularly in the areas of Education, Health, Economic or Community Development, Social Services, Social Justice, Arts and Culture, or the Environment. The award is intended to recognize outstanding local, regional, national, or international engagement.

  • Faculty and staff may be nominated by another faculty member, staff member, student, alumnus or retiree, or community partner. Community partners may be nominated by a faculty member, staff member, student, or alumnus.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • Center for Community Engagement staff are not eligible to receive an award.

Eligibility

Faculty

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years continuous employment at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Award may be given to an individual or a group of faculty (e.g. department or academic unit)
  • Full-time and part-time faculty are eligible

Staff

  • Staff member must have a minimum of 3 years continuous employment at SUNY Plattsburgh
  • Award may be given to an individual or group of staff (e.g. office or administrative unit)
  • Full-time and part-time staff members are eligible

Community Partner Award

  • Award will be given to community partner for outstanding community work in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh

Community Engagement as defined by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

2017 Award Winners

  • Faculty
    •   Curt Gervich, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
  • Staff
    • Stephen Danna, Dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus
    • Michelle Howland, Assistant to the Dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Branch Campus
  • Community Partner
    • 30City Community and Visitors Center

Contact Information

If you would like more information about the Center for Community Engagement or are interested in collaborating, please contact:

Julia Devine, Coordinator of the Center for Community Engagement
Office: Hawkins Hall 233A
Phone: (518) 564-3022
Cell: (310) 367-4199
Email: julia.devine@plattsburgh.edu