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.

Eligibility

  • Must have served the University of North Texas for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Must be a full-time tenure-track /tenured faculty member in good standing at the time of the nomination.
  • Must 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 Procedure

A faculty member who meets the above criteria may be nominated by any UNT faculty or university employee with in-depth knowledge of the accomplishments of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted.  Nominators should inform nominees that they are being nominated and may solicit their assistance in preparing the nomination materials.

Submission Process

The nominator should submit the nomination packet via the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Nomination portal. Here is the link: https://vpaa.unt.edu/nominate. If you have any questions please contact Annie Garcia at Annie.Garcia@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by 5:00 PM, November 6, 2020 See the Call for Nominations for specific details.

Award Recipients

Year

Faculty Member

Department

2019-2020

Shahla Ala'i-Rosales

Behavior Analysis

2018-2019

Bradford Charles Leali

Jazz Studies

2017-2018

Young Hoon Kim

Hospitality & Tourism Management

2016-2017

Mariela Nunez-Janes

Anthropology

2015-2016

Jean Keller

Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation

2014-2015

Donna Emmanuel

Music Education

2013-2014

Stanley R. Ingman

Public Affairs & Community Service

2012-2013

Ruthanne Thompson

Biological Sciences

2011-2012

Arminta Jacobson

Educational Psychology