Excellence in Community Engagement Awards
The Department of Community Engagement awards a faculty member, student and a community partner annually for excellence in community engagement. These individuals and organizations have shown continued dedication to service, research, engagement and community partnerships.
This award is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in connecting learning with community service, developing leadership and citizenship skills among students, and/or facilitating students’ abilities to meet community needs through coursework, clubs or mentoring.
- Sarah Schulz, Ph.D., for her work in the LGBTQ community and on Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission.
This award recognizes a student who excels in community engaged learning, both in and out of the classroom, for showing civic commitment, community awareness and positive impact through community engagement.
- Mary Shelly, public relations and advertising major with a minor in community engagement, for her work with the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center and personal volunteerism.
Community Partner of the Year Award
This award honors an exemplary community partner who has collaborated with the University to provide an enriching learning experience for students to allow them to meet real community needs, and who has made a difference in the lives of individuals within the Greater Pittsburgh community.
- Operation Safety Net for their work with the homeless community in Pittsburgh.
- Light of Life Rescue Mission for their continued partnership with Point Park and their work in the Northside community serving the homeless and addicted.