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St. Kate's garners awards for community engagement, leadership

From left to right: Louise Edwards-Simpson, Ph.D., Mysee Chang '13 and Pam Wiehe.
From left to right: Louise Edwards-Simpson, Ph.D., Mysee Chang '13 and Pam Wiehe.
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The Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards provide an opportunity for member presidents and chancellors to give statewide recognition to effective leaders in the development of campus-community partnerships.

In a ceremony on April 1, 2013, at Hamline University, three awards were given recognizing St. Kate's and its community engagement, with the support of the Center for Community Work and Learning at St. Kate's.

Mysee Chang '13 received the Presidents’ Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes a deep commitment to civic responsibility and leadership, evidenced by initiative, innovative and collaborative approaches to addressing public issues, effective community building, as well as integration of civic engagement into the college experience.  

Professor Louise Edwards-Simpson, Ph.D., garnered the Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award for her research on the SCU Voices of Homelessness project. The award recognizes faculty and administrators who have significantly advanced the civic mission on their campuses by forming strong partnerships, supporting the civic engagement of others, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.

For her work in partnership with St. Kate's, Pam Wiehe of Alley Shoppe also received the Presidents’ Community Partner Award. The award recognizes a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.

April 3, 2013 by Melissa Kaelin

See also: Faculty, Leadership, Social Justice, Students