U of M 2020 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 2020 awards process due Friday, November 1, 2019.

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

 

Award Recipients

2019
Faculty: Donald Wyse, professor, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Watch the Video.
Staff: Elaine Evans, assistant Extension educator, Bee Research Facility, Department of Entomology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. Watch the Video.
Student: Siddharth Bharath Iyengar, PhD candidate, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences. Watch the Video.
Community Partner: University YMCA. Watch the Video.
 
2018

Faculty: JaneAnne Murray, professor of practice, Law School
Staff: Jim Krueger, building and grounds supervisor, Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, College of Biological Sciences
Student: Anant Naik, undergraduate student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Science and Engineering
Community Partner: Susan Ann Gust, activist and community development consultant

2017

Faculty: Brian Sick, associate professor, Medical School
Staff: Linus Chan, director, Detainee Rights Clinic James H. Binger Center for New Americans, Law School
Student: Beth Fallon, doctoral candidate, College of Biological Sciences
Community Partner: Lisa Thornquist, research and project evaluation coordinator, Office to End Homelessness, Hennepin County

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