Community Engagement Awards nominations due Feb. 12

The Office of Economic Engagement is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Community Engagement Awards.  

The awards underscore the university’s commitment to community engagement and are guided by the definition of community engaged activities as those in which participants have significant and direct interaction with the community (local, regional/state, national, global) that allows for the bi-directional exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of collaboration. 

Opportunities to recognize notable contributions to the well-being of the Marquette and Milwaukee community fall in three categories:  

  1. Community Engaged Research Partnership 
  2. Teaching 
  3. Partner 

Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. Visit the Community Engaged Award nominations page to learn more about each category, as well as previous winners.  

Faculty recipients will have a financial contribution made in their honor to support one of two causes: 

  1. An undergraduate teaching and/or research assistant in their field 
  2. The Bridge to the Future Fund, which supports students in financial need. Community recipients will be provided with funds to be used for professional development, and/or professional supplies.  

Recipients will be recognized at the virtual Community Engagement Conversations Part 2 event, “Pursuing Justice in Public Health and Equity through Community Engagement,” on Thursday, March 4, at 8:30 a.m. The series is a partnership with Beyond MU and the Institute for Women’s Leadership. Ascension is the lead sponsor. 

More information and registration details will be shared in the coming weeks.