Office of Engagement Update – May 2023
May 17, 2023// Engagement
The last couple of weeks have been filled with Engagement celebrations! Our 11th annual engagement awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Individuals and groups honored included:
Corps of Engagement Award
Military Family Research Institute Reaching Rural Veterans Program
Faculty Engagement Fellow Award
Karen Foli and Paul Ebner
Faculty Engagement Scholar Award
Wanju Huang and Dieudonné Baributsa
Christian J. Foster Award
Elizabeth (Betsy) Parkinson
Staff Engagement Award
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) Faculty Commercialization Award
Susie Crowe, Mary Gardner, Karen Hudmon, Tong Jin Kim and Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar
Joann Miller Award
Indiana Medical History Museum (Sarah Halter, Executive Director)
Please look for future engagement award solicitations, including the prestigious national Jefferson Awards! This is a great opportunity to recognize those individuals who exemplify engagement and its associated scholarship.
On Thursday, May 4 we recognized past and present service-learning, scholarship of engagement, and societal impact fellows at the John S. Wright Forestry Center. This event featured one past service-learning fellow, Satish Boregowda. Satish completed his fellowship during 2009-2010 and then left Purdue University. Now he has returned to continue paying his service forward. Welcome back, Satish!
Finally, the Office of Engagement is proudly represented on planning groups supporting Purdue’s two Lilly Endowment Initiative grant submissions advancing university-community collaboration. One will focus on West Lafayette and the second Indianapolis. Stay tuned for more information on these community focused partnerships sure to further strengthen our ties in central Indiana!
Steve Abel was named associate provost for engagement, Purdue University in January 2016. Prior to his appointment he served as associate vice president for engagement... read more