CPACS Alumni Awards
CPACS Alumni Awards 2021
Thursday, April 22 marks the exciting news that the 2021 CPACS Alumni Awardees have been named.
2021 CPACS AWARD RECIPIENTS
Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award — Vincent Webb
CPACS Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice — Rosalyn Cotton
Division of Continuing Studies — Pat Thraen
Department of Gerontology — Paul P. Falkowski
Goodrich Scholarship Program — Shavonna Holman
Goodrich Scholarship Program — R.J. (Randy) Stevenson
School of Public Administration — Wayne D. Hudson
School of Public Administration — Athena Ramos
School of Public Administration — Jessica "Jay" Warren-Teamer
Aviation Institute — Ryan Goertzen
Aviation Institute — Katie Wrobel
Grace Abbott School of Social Work — Kerry Beldin
Congrats to all! We are proud to call you Mavericks.
About the CPACS Alumni 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.
About the Hubert Locke Distinguished Service Award
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.