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Public Engagement Awards

UConn Provost Honors UConn SSW for Excellence in Public Engagement

Each year the UConn Office of Public Engagement honors members in the University of Connecticut  community for public engagement. The School of Social Work has been honored with awards for work by students, faculty, staff, alumni, centers and programs. Here are the recent awards:


2011 Public Engagement Awardees

Robin McHaelen
Alumni Award
For her contributions to public engagement through her sustained and exemplary leadership working tirelessly to promote social and economic justice and human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) youth, adults, families and communities

Nicole Fink
Graduate Student Award
For her leadership in academic and community service

Puerto Rican & Latin@ Studies Project
Program Award
For its contributions to public engagement through education and training, student recruitment, retention and mentorship, advances in Latin@ scholarship, research and partnerships

2010 Public Engagement Awardees

Reesa Olins
Professional Staff Award
For her work as the Principle Investigator for the Clinical Issues in Adoption Post Master’s Certificate Program

2009 Public Engagement Awardees

Louise Simmons
Faculty Award
For her work as director of the Urban Semester Program where she has shown exceptional leadership in creating opportunities for students to actively engage in service learning projects that promote the well being of residents in the Greater Hartford area

2006 Public Engagement Awardees

Antonia Cordero
Faculty Award
For her extensive work with Hispanic communities in Greater Hartford & Puerto Rico

Allison Fisher
Student Award
For her work in advancing the outreach mission of the University