The Council on Community-Based Partnerships invites University and community partners, as well as potential partners, to its Third Annual Awards Luncheon at noon, Friday, May 1, 2009, in the Hotel Capstone on the campus. The luncheon, which will be held in the Ballroom, will recognize outstanding community engagement projects of faculty, staff, students and community partners.
Before the luncheon, award winners and seed-funding recipients will present poster displays of their work in the hallway outside the Ballroom.
A foremost engagement scholar and theorist, Dr. Hiram E. Fitzgerald, will be the keynote speaker. Fitzgerald is vice president of Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University and president of the National Outreach Scholarship Partnership (NOSC), of which The University of Alabama is one of nine members and the only college or university in Alabama that is part of the group.
"Join us as we celebrate the best work in the dynamic area of engagement scholarship," said Dr. Samory T. Pruitt, vice president for Community Affairs. Award recipients will receive additional grant funds to continue work in the area for which they are being honored.
If you plan to attend the luncheon, e-mail Nancy Bohannon, firstname.lastname@example.org, by noon Wednesday, April 29, to reserve a seat. There is no charge.