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Strengthening Community Connections Award

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to establishing or strengthening meaningful ties between the University and community partners. The awardees actions have furthered the University as a vital component of the community by advocating greater involvement between the University and community sectors while building lasting community collaborations.

College of Education and Human Development faculty (tenured, tenure track, term or jointly-appointed), part-time and adjunct faculty, administrators and staff (full-time and part-time) are eligible for nomination. Individuals may not receive this award more than once in a five-year period.

Selection Criteria

  1. Participates in educational and community collaborations which encompass more than one singular community activity.
  2. Contributes to collaboration which provides significant and recognizable educational/community contributions.
  3. Clearly demonstrates social and civic motivation.
  4. Each nomination and supporting letter must be at least 200 words, with a maximum of 500.

Selection Process
Nominations are reviewed and selected by the College of Education and Human Development Awards and Recognition Committee. Award recipients will be notified by early-April. Awards will be presented at the College of Education Awards and Recognition Celebration.

Nomination Process
Nominations may originate from the Dean or other College administrators, department chairs, program directors, department committees, individual faculty, staff or students. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations and letters of support should clearly identify and document how the nominee meets each of the criteria listed above.

Submit by the deadline

Questions? Contact Amy Burns
College of Education and Human Development Awards and Recognition Committee
Office of the Dean, 2301 Sangren Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5322
Phone: (269) 387-2966, Fax: (269) 387-2882