Outstanding Community Service Awards

The University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community partners who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society's well-being.

Nomination materials for the 2016-2017 awards process due Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

For questions regarding the Outstanding Community Service Awards, please contact Amber Cameron.

 

Previous Winners

2016

Faculty: Marilyn Bruin, professor, College of Design

Staff: Wokie Freeman, assistant executive director and director of operations and programs, Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

Student: Tanya Bailey, doctoral candidate, School of Social Work

Community Partner: Tim Hoogland, director of education outreach services, Minnesota Historical Society

2015

Faculty: Cheryl Robertson, associate professor, School of Nursing

Staff: Laurel Hirt, director, Community Service-Learning Center

Student: Ashley Landers, doctoral candidate, College of Education and Human Development

Community Partner: David Benson, partner, Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

2014

Faculty: Larry Jacobs, professor and Walter F. and Joan Mondale Chair for Political Studies, Humphrey School of Public Affairs 

Staff: Makeda Zulu-Gillespie, director of community outreach, Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center

Student: Rahsaan Mahadeo, graduate fellow, Department of Sociology

Community Partner: Teenwise Minnesota, a St. Paul-based organization that promotes the sexual health of young people by strengthening the capacity to implement evidence-based practices, programs and policies

2013

Faculty: Kristine Miller, Professor of Landscape Architecture in the College of Design, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Donna Gabaccia, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: JoAnn Velde, Chair of the Southeast Strategic Compliance Team, City of Minneapolis

Student: Natasha Wright, Master's of Public Health Student, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2012

Faculty: Margaret Kuchenreuther, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Minnesota, Morris

Student: Emily Springer, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Carla Bates, Information Technology Manager, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Catherine Jordan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Executive Director of the Children, Youth, and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: Haila Maze, Long Range Planner, Department of Planning and Economic Development, City of Minneapolis

2011

Faculty: Robert Blair, Associate Professor, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Edward Ratner, Associate Professor, Geriatrics, Medial School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Merrie Benasutti, Associate Director for Student Initiatives, Center for Integrative Leadership, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: The University District Alliance

2010

Faculty: T. Mychael Rambo, Affiliate Professor, Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Ellen Kennedy, Interim Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Kris Nelson, Program Director, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Student: Emma Paskewitz, Undergrad Student, Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: World Without Genocide

2009

Faculty: Kathleen Call, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Lisa Zaragoza, Department of Chicano Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Student: Clair Leslie, Department of Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2008

Faculty: Barbara Frey, Law School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Prentiss Cox, Law School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Dennis Donovan, Center for Democracy and Citizenship, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Student: Maria Pabon, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: Mary Page, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships

2007

Faculty: Ernest Davenport, Jr., Department of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Barbara Elliott, Department of Family Medicine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Travis Thompson, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Brenda Reeves, Department of Applications Development & Maintenance, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: James Rothenberger, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2006

Faculty: Vernon Cardwell, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty:  David Feinberg, Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty:  Corliss Outley, School of Kinesiology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Mark Umbriet, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Jacquelyn Zita, Department of Women's Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2005

Faculty:  William Doherty, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Lawrence Rudnick, Department of Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Thomas Stinson, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff:  Pamela Holsinger-Fuchs, Student Activities and Service Learning, University of Minnesota, Crookston

Staff:  Joy Janzen, University of Minnesota Extension

Community Partner: Robert Nemeth, Lions 5M Hearing Foundation

2004

Faculty: George Green, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Van Mueller, Department of Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Abdi Samatar, Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: John Song, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Robert Byrnes, University of Minnesota Extension

2003

Faculty: Brenda Child, Department of American Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: E. Dan Dahlberg, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty:  Thomas Augst, Patricia Crain, Eric Daigre, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Carol McCannon, Office of Student Activities, University of Minnesota, Morris

Staff: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer, Human Rights Center, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community Partner: Nadifa Osman, Community Health Coordinator

2002

Faculty: Hy Berman, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Helen Kivnick, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: David Taylor, General College, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Nan Skelton, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Phuoc Thi-Minh Tran, Walter Library, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2001

Faculty: Indira Junghare, Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: John Powell, Law School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Martha Farrell Erickson, Child, Youth, and Family Consortium, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Charles Lakin, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Barbara Muesing, Director of Outreach, University of Minnesota, Crookston

Staff: Polly Jo Peterson, Concerts and Lectures, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2000

Faculty: Bruce Downing, Institute of Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Patrick Keenan, Department of Family Practice and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Young-Nam Kim, School of Music, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Toni McNaron, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Harrison Tordoff, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Rudolph Vecoli, Department of History, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

1999

Faculty: Karen Alaniz, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Lisa Albrecht, General College, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Amos Deinard, Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: Archibald Leyasmeyer, Department of English, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Faculty: David Weissbrodt, Law School, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Staff: Judith Martin, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities