Please join the Center for Civic Engagement in Congratulating the 2011 winners of Drew University’s Civic Engagement Awards:
“Drew and Do” Student Award
The “Drew and Do” Award is given to up to three Drew students—from any of the university’s schools – who most effectively combine academic learning or research with community service outside the university.
- Charon Hribar (THEO) for her work with the Poverty Initiative
- Geneva Lewis (CLA) for work at homeless shelters, mentoring of inner city youth, literacy work and Community-Based Learning class participation
- Jeanna Occhiogrosso (CSGS) for work with the Neighborhood House Pathways to Work program
Faculty Leadership Award
The Faculty Leadership Award is given to a full-time faculty member in any school of Drew University who has demonstrated commitment to civic engagement through advocacy, teaching, or project development.
- Professor Elise DuBord (Spanish) for her work developing Drew’s partnership with Morristown Neighborhood House, the Pathways to Work program and for developing and teaching multiple Community-Based Learning classes.
- Professor Susan Rosenbloom (Sociology) for her work developing Drew’s partnership with the Newark Citizen Schools and for developing and teaching a Community-Based Learning class tying in Citizen Schools that created and facilitated educational after school programs for youth attending underserved Newark middle schools.
Staff Leadership Award
The Staff Leadership Award is given to a full-time staff member who has developed or supported opportunities for the Drew community to participate in activities that benefit others
- Rita Gregory for her ongoing work organizing Drew’s Disaster Relief Project, benefitting the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans
Collaborative Action Award
The Collaborative Action Award is given to a student organization that leads an effective collaboration among multiple university groups to accomplish a community service project outside the university.
Creative Community Award
The Creative Community Award is given to an individual or group in the Drew University community that shows unusual creativity or innovation in pursuit of a community service or civic engagement project benefitting a community outside of Drew.
- Melanie Robbins (CLA) for her work as a co-founder of Drew’s Peace Builders – Window for Peace program and Drew’s DPY (Drew Project Yaakaar, Senegal)
Ben Salmon Award
The Ben Salmon Service Recognition Award was created by the Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) to honor those students who enhance the campus through volunteerism and extra-curricular involvement, while augmenting their Drew experience with off-campus service. The award’s standards were set to reflect those of the VRC’s student founder, Ben Salmon (CLA ’03), who worked with the American Red Cross while building the coalition that created the VRC.
- Cameron Smith (CLA)