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Furco receives 2012 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award

Andrew FurcoAndrew Furco, associate vice president for public engagement and associate professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD), is the recipient of the 2012 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award, presented by Campus Compact, a national higher education association dedicated to campus-based civic engagement.

The award is given annually to a university or college tenured professor in recognition of leadership in engaged scholarship, contributions to the public good and advancing students' civic and academic learning. The award recognizes Furco's contributions and long-term commitment to advancing the scholarship and practice of service-learning and community engagement in K-12 and higher education.

"Vice President Furco has put into place a bold agenda to integrate the University's community engagement across a broad range of initiatives to create a new engagement culture to benefit students, teachers, and aid the health and well-being of communities around the state and beyond," said Robert J. Jones, senior vice president for academic administration, University of Minnesota system. "What makes Andy exceptional is his ability to translate his individual curriculum into a platform for institutional change that I believe will transform universities and colleges across the globe."

Read more on this story in the University's news release.

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