Published: May 29, 2011 02:00 AM
Modified: May 26, 2011 10:11 PM
CHAPEL HILL - UNC honored staff, faculty, students and organizations for their public service projectsat the Carolina Center for Public Service's annual Public Service Awards Celebration and Showcase.
Among the awards presented were:
The Ronald W. Hyatt Rotary Public Service Award went to Engineers without Borders for its Sustainable Sanitation in Cuidad de Dios project, which aims to establish a community-run, ecological sanitation system to reduce the incidence of diarrheal disease and disparity between urban and rural sanitation in Peru.
The Ned Brooks Award for Public Service went to Alice Ammerman, professor in the department of nutrition and director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, for her engagement of young academics, undergraduates, graduate students and experts to create strategic partnerships to approach problems and ensure improved health for all North Carolinians.
Office of the Provost Public Service Awards went to the School of Government's Community-Campus Partnership and to the Honors Program for the Moral Challenge of Poverty and the Ethics of Service.
The Robert E. Bryan Public Service Awards, recognizing individual students and faculty for exemplary public service efforts, were awarded to:
- Lisa Pelehachof Greensboro, a junior psychology and sociology major, for her efforts in creating the SMART Mentoring program; Tucker LaPrade, an English graduate student instructor, whose audio tours produced for Eno River State Park educate and inform park visitors; Claire Lorch, community outreach coordinator at the N.C. Botanical Gardens, for her dedication to the Carolina Campus Community Garden; Laura Linnan, associate professor in health behavior and health education, for her contributions to workplace intervention research; Jason Jolley, senior research director at the Kenan Institute, for his efforts in creating Chatham County's economic development strategic plan, drafting the county's economic development incentive policy and creating a marketing plan for Siler City; and Lynne Vernon-Feagans, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor in the School of Education, for her Targeted Reading Intervention project.
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