cpacs alumni award for excellence in public service.
The 2013 CPACS 40th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Awards was held in April 2013 at the Scott Conference Center.
This year's honorees are:
Patrick O'Neil, School of Public Administration and Aviation Institute
Jen Carroll, Division of Continuing Studies
Stephen W. Rowoldt, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Todd R. Schmaderer, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Betty Foster, School of Public Administration and Department of Gerontology
Cynthia Robinson, Goodrich Scholarship Program
Chris Anderson, School of Public Administration
Julie Harris, School of Public Administration
Heather Bird, School of Social Work and School of Public Administration
Hubert Locke Award: Steven S. Martin
View the event program for more information about each award recipient.
The 2012 CPACS Alumni Awards was held on Wednesday, April 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the William Thompson Alumni Center.
The 2012 honorees were:
Judy Dierkhising, Grace Abbott School of Social Work
Bart Vargas, Goodrich Scholarship Program
Pete Festerson, School of Public Administration
Joy LaChelle Bailey, School of Public Administration (posthumously)
Betsy Wright Kreisel, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Mike Butera, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Joe Jeanette, Division of Continuing Studies
Eva Payne, Division of Continuing Studies
Kailey Anne Dwyer, Aviation Institute
Shane Kotok, Department of Gerontology
Hubert Locke Award: David Hinton
The 2011 CPACS Alumni Awards Luncheon was held April 12 at the William Thompson Alumni Center.
The 2011 honorees were:
Division of Continuing Studies: Colleen Schinker
Goodrich Scholarship Program: Crystal Rhoades and Abdul Ghafar Azimi
School of Public Administration: Andy Bradley and Chris Rodgers
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice: John Colburn and Shayna Ray
School of Social Work: Maggie Kalkowski
Department of Gerontology: Donna Washburn
Aviation Institute: Jennifer McIntyre
Robert Houston will be receiving the 2011 Hubert Locke Award.
The university and community leaders established the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) to ensure the university was responsive to the critical societal needs and concerns of our community and state. Critical to the mission of the new college was the provision of educational and training programs of the highest caliber that would prepare students for careers and leadership in the public service.
The individuals honored with the alumni award for excellence in public service demonstrate, through both their daily deeds and greatest achievements, the finest attributes of public and community service: integrity, stewardship, volunteerism, leadership, and a commitment to social justice and human dignity. They are a credit to their professions, their families, and our college. We congratulate them for this and all their achievements.
This award was established in 2002 to honor an individual who has demonstrated exemplary commitment to the ideals of public service through their professional activities, community service, and philanthropy. Dr. Hubert Locke served as the first permanent dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service from 1972 to 1976. After leaving UNO, Dr. Locke joined the faculty of the University of Washington where he served as dean of the UW Graduate School of Public Affairs from 1982 to 1987. Dr. Locke's distinguished record of public and community service represent the highest ideals of CPACS. We are proud to recognize individuals who follow in his footsteps.