UND Center For Community Engagement Stone Soup Award Winners Announced

Grand Forks County Social Services was named outstanding community partner at a University of North Dakota awards ceremony Thursday, Nov. 14 that recognized community-university academic partnerships between faculty, students, departments and the community.

The annual Stone Soup Awards Program and Luncheon, hosted by the UND Center for Community Engagement, also featured the announcement of awards presented to UND faculty.  The Public Scholar Award was presented to Melanie Sage, Social Work, and the Faculty Service-Learning Award to Michael Niedzielski, Geography.

The Engaged Department Award was presented to the Geography Department.

Student awards were presented to Michelle Rydz, public administration, who received the Graduate Student Civic Engagement Award, and Hannah Bahnmiller, anthropology and geography, who was presented the Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement  Award.

Calvin Grinnell, historian of the Three Affiliated Tribes, was presented with the Paul V. Boswell Community Scholar Award. The Boswell Award, named after the former director of the UND Native Media Center who died in 2006, is presented by the UND Center for Community Engagement, the UND American Indian Studies Department, and UND Multicultural Student Services.

The community of Warren, Minn., received special recognition for its role hosting the annual UND Community Connect Forum last spring.


David L. Dodds
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