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UND center presents community engagement awards

The UND Center for Community Engagement presented awards Thursday at Stone Soup Awards Program, an annual event recognizing outstanding community and university partnerships.

The UND Center for Community Engagement presented awards Thursday at Stone Soup Awards Program, an annual event recognizing outstanding community and university partnerships.

The following people and groups were honored:

- Geography professor Douglas Munski earned the Public Scholar Award for sharing his geographical knowledge of the region and engaging students in community-based research.

- Sociology professor Frank White earned the Faculty Service-Learning Award for encouraging students to learn by doing.

- Social work student Reginal Tarr earned the Undergraduate Student Civic Engagement Award for educating residents about refugee resettlement in the area.

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- Enoch Hankerson earned the Graduate Student Civic Engagement Award for his civic affairs work on and off campus.

- Safe Kids Grand Forks earned the Community Partner Award for engaging UND students in a project to reduce children's injuries.

- Mountain Mayor Tim Moore accepted an award for his community's role in hosting a community-university forum in April.

- The Family and Community Nursing Department earned the Engaged Department Award for promoting student and faculty engagement through immunization clinics and health vision and mental health screenings.

Presenting the awards were Center Director Lana Rakow, Grand Forks Mayor Mike Brown, UND First Lady Marcia Kelley, UND Provost Paul LeBel and others.

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