Rosenberg & Karp earn civic engagement award
UW-Parkside faculty member Helen Rosenberg and staff member Debra Karp have been awarded the Wisconsin Campus Compact 2013 Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award. They will be honored later this month during a ceremony in Madison.
Dr. Rosenberg, a Professor of Sociology/Anthropology, also serves as the Community-Based Learning (CBL) and Research Faculty Director; Karp is the Community Engagement Director of the university's Center for Community Partnerships. Their work engages nearly 1,000 students in CBL with as many as 60 community partners each year.
"Because of Helen and Debra's work in supporting the CBL 101 class, students are making a powerful difference in their own lives and in the lives of other community members," stated Chris Zanowski, director of UW-Parkside's Student Support Services.
The Sister Joel Read Civic Engagement Practitioners Award recognizes faculty and staff members who make significant contributions to civic engagement on their campus. The award honors practitioners who have built successful campus-community partnerships to both support student learning and development and the civic mission of the institution.
Wisconsin Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents and chancellors committed to strengthening civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin's postsecondary institutions and the communities they serve. Award recipients are honored at the Wisconsin Campus Compact's 10th Year Anniversary Civic Engagement Institute March 22, in Madison.