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Campus Honors Community Engagement

April 17, 2014

Recognizing the importance of community engagement and its impact on student success, the Center for Internships and Community Engagement will recognize students, faculty and partner organizations during a Tuesday, May 6, awards program.

The program recognizes leadership, service and partnership for "strengthening the bonds of engagement that connect the university and the community.

"We gratefully acknowledge the faculty and community partners who are dedicated to creating experiential educational opportunities for our students and to inspiring their service to the community," said Dawn Macy, center director. "Our students, faculty and community partners affirm the incredible value that experiential education has for them, and the lasting effects of community engagement on teaching, learning and research."

Honorees to be recognized during this year's event and their awards are:

Outstanding Service – Learning Instructor — Ying Chiao Tsao of Rowland Heights, associate professor of human communication studies
Extraordinary Internship Coordinator — Karen Wong of Brea, lecturer in gerontology and sociology
Outstanding Student Leader — Kristina Nicole Beasley of Mission Viejo, a senior majoring in both health science and anthropology
Extraordinary Acts of Service — master of public health major Yuese Josephine Zhang of Placentia
Most Committed Partner — Metropolitan State Hospital
Stellar Support of Students — DreamWorks Animation

In addition, students who have exceeded the academic internship and/or service-learning hours required for their major will receive Community Engagement Medals.

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