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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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Today's Message

Posted: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Celebration of Community Engagement Award Recipients

The Civic and Community Engagement Office is pleased to announce this year's Celebration of Community Engagement Award recipients and to recognize the service-learning and volunteer partnerships that occurred throughout the academic year. Today we honor the students, faculty, staff, and community partners who make a difference locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through civic and community engagement initiatives.

The campus community is invited to view a special video message from President Conway-Turner and to read more details about the award recipients’ achievements on the CCE website.

Please extend your congratulations to our 2020–2021 Celebration of Community Engagement Award recipients for their commitment to partnerships and active citizenship.

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Outstanding Service-Learning Student
Justin Glose, PSY 381: Psychology of Culture  
Presented to a student who provided exceptional achievement in a service-learning course through his or her contribution to the community and ability to connect the experience to course curriculum.

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Outstanding Student Volunteer
Elda Pichardo
Presented to a student who provided exceptional service to a community agency as a volunteer, not through a course.

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Outstanding Community Service by a Student Organization
Buffalo State College Rotaract Club
Presented to the student organization that provided valuable service to the community, extending its mission and influence beyond the Buffalo State campus.

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Outstanding Community Partner
Lisa Johnson, Compeer Buffalo
Presented to a community partner, community agency, group, or institution that demonstrated excellence in collaborative work with Buffalo State, resulting in a partnership that produced positive differences in the community and enhanced student learning this year. 

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Outstanding Service-Learning Course
Drew Hemler, Lecturer, Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics, NFS 405: Principles of Nutrition Education
Presented to the course that provided exceptional community engagement and connected learning to community work through a service-learning course.

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Reciprocal Partnership Award
Stephen Monaco, the Buffalo Broadcasters Association; Ellen Notarius, Lecturer, Communication, COM 337: Electronic News Producing; and Erick Karnath, Lecturer, Communication: COM 429: Advanced Multi-Camera Studio Production 
Presented to the faculty member and community partner who best demonstrated the principles of reciprocal, collaborative, and mutually beneficial partnerships. This may include the identification and recognition of each partner’s needs, issues, and challenges or assessment and reflection around the partnership with the goal of improving and sustaining the collaboration for long-term success.

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Early-Career Faculty Award for Community Engagement
Marko Miletich, Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages
Presented to a pre-tenure or adjunct faculty member with fewer than seven years’ experience for innovative and outstanding service-learning, civic, or community engagement work. The engagement can include research, teaching, or service that is in partnership with the community and tied to the faculty member’s academic expertise. 

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Mid-Career Faculty Award for Community Engagement
Lori Ann Woods, Lecturer, Writing Program
Presented to a post-tenure or adjunct faculty member with 7–15 years’ experience who has demonstrated ongoing integration of civic and community engagement in teaching, research, or service, as well as demonstrated commitment and capacity to develop and sustain high-quality reciprocal community partnerships to further Buffalo State's role as an urban-engaged institution.

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Leadership in Community Engagement
Tamara Horstman-Riphahn, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Education
Awarded to a member of the campus or community who has built and strengthened institutional commitments to service learning, civic engagement, and community engagement by demonstrating efforts to deepen and expand Buffalo State’s role as an urban-engaged institution, conducting meaningful community-based research, or working to foster long-lasting impacts on students and community.

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President’s Certificate of Recognition
A presidential recognition presented to students who demonstrated extended involvement in community service, service learning, and other community-based work during their college career.

Community Supporter – 200 Hours of Service
Faith Lake and Courtney Massias

Neighborhood Advocate – 400 Hours of Service
Gianna Brigante, Peter Capone, Michele Hovey, Hannah Kalmeyer, and Jamersin Redfern

Active Citizen – 1,000 Hours of Service
Olivia Carr, Patrick Cox, Kayla Pugh, and Kham Sian Sang

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Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow
Alia Williams 

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Faculty Fellows 2020
Over 100 Buffalo State faculty members have become faculty fellows since 2003. We are proud to include the newest cohort of service-learning and community-engaged teaching faculty to our Buffalo State Faculty Fellows.

Ho Eui "Holly" Bewlay, Associate Professor, Music
Katrina Fulcher-Rood, Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
Selenid Gonzalez-Frey, Visiting Scholar, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Andrew Hashey, Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
Deborah Insalaco, Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
Jennifer Reichenberg, Assistant Professor, Elementary Education, Literacy, and Educational Leadership
Howard Reid, Professor, Psychology

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Special Thank-You
The Civic and Community Engagement Office extends its heartfelt gratitude to the members of this year’s Celebration of Community Engagement Awards Review Committee: 

Jessica Fitzpatrick, Assistant Professor, Social Work
Joy Guarino, Professor, Theater; Interim Director of Global Engagement
Jeremy Morlock, Director, Kidney Foundation of WNY
Deborah Renzi, CCE Associate
Tatiana Shaddi, Student Civic Leadership Board Member
Devon Bradford, CCE Graduate Assistant

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Deepest Gratitude
We would also like to thank and recognize President Katherine Conway-Turner, Thomas Gwitt, Kenneth Giangreco, and John Myers for helping to make this year's Celebration of Community Engagement unique and memorable.

Submitted by: Tonya J. Ackley
Also appeared:
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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