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UNO Forensics

The Honor Roll's Presidential Award

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) was honored on May 12 as a "Finalist" for the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. UNO was one of 11 finalists and one of six in the “General Community Service” category.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to community service.

UNO’s placement as a finalist is higher than last year, when UNO was named to the 2009 Honor Roll in the “Honor Roll With Distinction” category.

"Being selected as a finalist for the Presidential Award places UNO among the top 20 universities in the nation for service learning, community service and civic engagement initiatives,” said Paul Sather, director of UNO’s Service-Learning Academy.

The Service-Learning Academy has been consistently honored for the significant number of high quality service-learning courses offered each semester as well as their work in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through projects like Seven Days of Service, Three Days of Service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and World AIDS Day.

“This recognition is a statement about all of the creative and meaningful community outreach work accomplished by UNO faculty, staff, students and our many loyal community partners for the last decade," Sather said.

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Honor Roll

UNO Forensics

The Honor Roll's Presidential Award

The Service Learning Academy at UNO has received the Honor Roll's Presidential Award, given each year to only a handful of institutions. This award is the highest federal recognition that a college or university can receive for commitment to volunteering, community service, and civic engagement.

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Excellence in Service Learning

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Excellence in Service Learning

UNO's Service Learning effors have been recognized and featured in The Guide to Service Learning Colleges & Universities. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a member of Campus Compact and the Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education.

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Call for 2014 awards

If you would like to nominate a faculty member or student for the Service Learning award, please use the nomination forms below:

2014 Faculty Service Learning Award Nomination

2014 Student Service Learning Award Nomination

For complete information regarding the application process, please contact Lucy Garza Westbrook, Community Liaison, Service Learning Academy, at lgarza@unomaha.edu or 402.554.3196.

 

Faculty Service Learning Award

The Faculty Service Learning Award recognizes a faculty member, either full- or part-time, who has experience with a service-learning course, who has been supportive of service learning at UNO (through faculty-student presentations, teaching circles, mentoring faculty-students, and so on), and who has a thorough understanding and appreciation of community agency issues (i.e., professionalism and cultural competency). This award is coordinated by the Service Learning Academy and presented during Honors Week in April each year.

Student Service Learning Award

The Service Learning Award recognizes a student enrolled in either undergraduate or graduate service learning courses who demonstrates a thorough understanding of reflective practice techniques in coursework, provides service for a community agency in an outstanding manner, establishes and maintains an excellent relationship with the community agency, and embraces the philosophy of service learning and community service. This award is coordinated by the Service Learing Academy and presented during Honors Week in April each year.

Faculty and Sudent Service Learning Awards Recipients

 

2014

Nominate faculty and staff for 2014 using the forms below:

Faculty Nomination Form
Student Nomination Form

2013

Claudia Garcia, PhD.
Associate Professor
Foreign Language

Roxana Cortes-Reyes
Student
Foreign Language
2012

Jessaline Anderson, PhD.
Professor
Psychology

Alayna Zach
Student
Special Education
2011

Sajda Qureshi, PhD.
Professor
IS & QA

Peter Wolcott, PhD.
Associate Professor
IS & QA

Sarah Hanify
Graduate Student
Public Administration and Social Work
2010

Lyn M. Holley, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Gerontology

Rhonda A. "RJ" Redden
Graduate Student, Graduate Assistant
IS & T

2009 and earlier

2009
Patricia Carlson, LCSW BSSW
Coordinator/Lecturer
School of Social Work

Elena Davis
Graduate Student
College of Education

2008
Maria Anderson Knudtson
Lecturer
English Department

Sarah Cox
Graduate Student
School of Social Work

2007
David C. Ogden, PhD
Associate Professor
Communication

Jeff Cosgrove
Undergraduate Student
Management Information Systems

2006
Stuart Bernstein
Assistant Professor
Construction Systems

Kristen Hendershot
Undergraduate Student
Social Work

Julie Lloyd
Undergraduate Student
Social Work

Janice Rose
Undergraduate Student
Social Work

Andrea Burton
Undergraduate Student
Social Work

2005
Jonna Holland, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Marketing and Management

Stephanie Johns
Undergraduate Student
Pre-Social Work

2004
Nora Bacon, PhD.
Associate Professor
English Margaret

Joan Ebersold
Graduate Student
Special Education

2003
Paul Sather
Associate Director
School of Social Work

Rangababu Chakravarthula
Graduate Student
Information Science

 

Community Service Learning Award Recipients

 

Cox Communications Unsung Hero Awards

In 2006, 2007, and 2008, we presented the Cox Communications Unsung Hero Award to a deserving community organization.

In 2006, we presented the Unsung Hero award to Girls, Inc.

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The awardee for 2007 was Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha.

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The awardee for 2008 was the Omaha Public Schools Magnet Program.

UNO Service Learning Awards Received

2011- Nebraska Frist Lady Outstanding Service Learning Award

2010- Honor Roll Presidential Award Finalist: The Service Learning Academy at UNO was a 2010 finalist for the Honor Roll's Presidential Award and has been on the Honor Roll every year since the inception of the President's Higher Education Community Service Hnor Roll in 2006.

2009- Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education: Paul Sather was awarded the Voyager Award

2009- Honor Roll with Distinctions, The President's Higher Education community service

2009- Governor's Point of Light Award-Group Category

2009- Omaha Public Schools Outstanding Community Partners

2008-2009 Excellence in Service Learning Distinction in the Guide to Service Learning Universities and Colleges

2008- Girls Incorporated of Omaha's Angel Award

2007- Division of Construction Systems Organization of the Year

2007- UNO Chancellor's Commission on Multicultural Affairs Diversity Award

2006- United Way of the Midlands Volunteer Resource Center Outstanding Volunteer Award (Adult Group) This award was in recognition of the faculty interdisciplinary team coordinating the Seven Days of Service project.