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USU Presidential Awards for Civic & Community Engagement 

Each year, USU recognizes the work of outstanding faculty, staff, students, and community partners that exemplifies collaboration between USU and the greater community for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

USU faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate awardees in the following categories:
• Community-Engaged Faculty
• Community-Engaged Staff
• Community-Engaged Student
• Community-Engaged Alumnus
• Committed Community Partner

Award Criteria:

Faculty: Successfully incorporated community-engaged teaching with demonstrable outcomes and/or conducted outstanding community-engaged research

Staff: Demonstrates leadership in advancing community engagement at USU

Student/Student Group: Takes action in pursuit of long-term positive change, inspires and engages others, and exhibits motivation and potential for effective long-term civic engagement.

Committed Community Partner: Successfully engages students in meaningful projects and programs that build organizational capacity and address the most pressing community needs

Community-Engaged Alumnus: Demonstrates on-going and deep commitment to community engagement, and leads, inspires, and engages others toward positive social change

Nominations are due by April 3, and awards are presented at the annual CCE Community Engagement Celebration & Banquet. To nominate an individual or organization, Go to our nomination site found HERE. Please include contact information for both the nominator and the nominee.

For more information, contact Kate Stephens at

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