Students, faculty and departments honored for Community Engagement

Students, faculty and departments honored for Community Engagement

The Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI) recently hosted Barry’s third annual Community Engagement Awards. Students, student organizations, faculty members and two departments were among those honored. Four community partners received awards as well.

In all, 18 awards in six categories were presented at the event, which included the recognition of several community partners.

The following is a complete list of winners and their respective categories:

Community Impact

  • Bethany Dill
  • Laura Gagliardi
  • Christopher Riker
  • Asha Starks
  • Barry U Softball Team
  • Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS)
  • Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program – Barry School of Law 

Community Partnership

  • Church World Service
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers & Student/Farmworker Alliance
  • The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida
  • Special Olympics Florida

Engaged Scholarship

  • Dr. Pamela Hall, associate professor of psychology

Community Engagement Educator

  • Dr. Ricardo Jimenez, assistant professor of computer science

Service-Learning Faculty

  • Dr. Kevin Kemerer, associate professor of accounting
  • Dr. Mitchell Rosenwald, associate professor of social work

Engaged Department

  • Physical Sciences
  • Sport and Exercise Sciences

The award presenters were Dr. Scott Smith, vice president for Student Affairs; Susan Rosenthal, vice president for Business and Finance; Rev. Cristóbal Torres, OP, university chaplain; Dr. Jill Farrell, dean of the School of Education; Dr. Victor Romano, chair of the Faculty Senate; Dr. Karen Callaghan, associate vice president for undergraduate studies; and Dr. Christopher Starratt, interim provost and vice president for Mission and Institutional Effectiveness.

Prior to the Community Engagement Awards Ceremony, CCSI presented its Service Award to three Barry staff members: Sandra Acevedo (Human Performance and Leisure Sciences) and Kerri-Quaan Stewart and Grace Ralfelt (Division of Information Technology). CCSI also presented certificates to Community Impact Award finalists Angela Greggs, Anthony Torres and Jill Williams.