Faculty, students and community members honored for community engagement at Binghamton University


BINGHAMTON, NY – Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger recognized 29 faculty members, students and community members for their exceptional community engagement efforts at the Institute on Community-Engaged Teaching, Research & Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, held on Thursday, March 19.

Awards were presented to Binghamton University faculty and students who have exhibited exemplary dedication to creating lasting and meaningful change within communities, either locally or abroad; and to several community members for their demonstrated commitment of engaging Binghamton University students in the community.

"Binghamton University faculty and students engage in truly innovative projects and initiatives which positively impact the local community every year," said Allison Alden, director of the Center for Civic Engagement at Binghamton University. "The Recognition Ceremony gave us the opportunity to honor some of these individuals, as well as community members who have gone out of their way to engage our students off campus."

2015 Faculty Engagement Recognition:

Engaged Faculty Recognition for Exemplary Community-Engaged Service
Faculty Master and Professor Al Vos

Engaged Faculty Recognition for Exemplary Community-Engaged Teaching
Professor Surinder Kahai
Professor Lisa Yun

Engaged Faculty Recognition for Exemplary International Community-Engaged Teaching
Professor Laura Terriquez-Kasey

Engaged Faculty Recognition for Exemplary Community-Engaged Scholarship
Professor Elizabeth Anderson

Engaged Faculty Recognition for Exemplary Community-Engaged Research
Professor Erin Washburn
Professor Leo Wilton

2015 Student Changemaker Recognition:
Nicholas Doran
Political Engagement

Mehjabeen Hassan, Calli Rothberg, Marcol Rodriguez, Natasha Afranie
Immigrant Informational Guide

2015 Honorable Mentions:

Victoria Hanczyk, Samantha Drucker, Lauren Urquhart, Rob Browne, Indy Li
Broome County Community Emergency Response Team

Henry Aery
ReBold Binghamton

Gina Kim
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES) Volunteer

Megan Faughnan
Liberty Partnership Program Volunteer

Joshua Chorman
Producer of Documentary Film on Researching First Asian Settlers of Broome County

Hannah Lugtu, Tammy Cheng
Developed Asian American Holiday Story Book for elementary school students

Amber Decker
Hinman Public Service Learning Community Coordinator

Binyao Zhu
Income Tax Assistant Volunteer

Community Partner Recognition:
Natalie Hughes
Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments (VINES)
Nonprofit Partner Recognition

Chad Nixon
McFarland Johnson, Inc.
Business Partner Recognition

Robert Nielsen, Mary Pines
Broome County Board of Elections
Government Partner Recognition

As a whole, the two-day Institute on Community-Engaged Teaching, Research & Scholarship, held March 18-19, attracted more than 230 attendees, including Binghamton University faculty, staff, administration and students; community members; and faculty at universities, from across the state. The Institute was held to celebrate the partnerships already forged between the University and community, and to support faculty as they strive to integrate community engagement into their academic courses and scholastic endeavors. For more information about the Institute, visit http://bit.ly/cce-institute.

Co-sponsors for the Institute included the Center for Civic Engagement and fourteen other generous on- and off- campus partners. For more information about the Center for Civic Engagement, call (607) 777-4287, e-mail cce@binghamton.edu or visit http://cce.binghamton.edu.

Last Updated: 9/17/13