UNT Foundation Community Engagement Award

Award Description:

The UNT Foundation Community Engagement Award recognizes UNT faculty whose careers are marked by sustained activities that systematically and effectively advance mutual university-community engagement, successfully address important community issues through collaborative initiatives, and create intellectual products respected by peers within and beyond the academy. UNT’s Community Engagement recipients are those individuals who have the sensitivity to understand and work across organizational cultures and boundaries; the leadership to build bridges among community institutions and to make university and community institutions intelligible to and supportive of each other; and the capacity to develop new and productive projects and relationships that embody the university’s central commitment to its community engagement mission. The annual award carries a one-time $5,000 payment and an engraved commemorative gift.


To be eligible, nominees must

  • have served the University of North Texas for a minimum of five years.
  • be a full-time tenure-track /tenured faculty member in good standing at the time of the nomination.
  • demonstrate sustained exemplary community engagement and have a minimum of two distinct engagement initiatives with actively involved community partners that achieve multiple successful outcomes.

Nomination and Submission Procedures:

Information about nomination procedures, the submission process, and the way that selections are made can be found here.


All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by January 18, 2019. See the Call for Nominations for specific details.

Past Recipients:


Faculty Member


2019 Young Hoon Kim Hospitality & Tourism Management
2017 Mariela Nunez-Janes Anthropology
2016 Jean Keller Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation
2015 Donna Emmanuel Music Education
2014 Stanley R. Ingman Public Affairs & Community Service
2013 Ruthanne Thompson Biological Sciences
2012 Arminta Jacobson Educational Psychology