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CUPS Office Announces Service-Learning Awards

On April 25, the Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning Office (CUPS) announced the recipients of its Service-Learning Awards at the Eigth Annual CUPS Recognition Reception. Nominations were judged on the quality of engaged scholarship demonstrated in courses between Spring 2011 and 2012 semesters. 

  • The Outstanding Service-Learning Student Award was presented to RSENR senior Joshua Carrera for his leadership of a student videography project in "NR 185: Conservation, Communities, and Development in Costa Rica."
  • The Outstanding Service-Learning Student Group Award was presented to Storm Leland, Hayley Williams and Jordan Walsh for their semester-long partnership with the domestic abuse prevention organization Mary Open Doors in Belize through "CDAE 295: Applications of Sustainable Development."
  • The Outstanding Community Partner Award was awarded to JoEllen Calderara with the Central VT Long-Term Recovery Committee, who worked passionately with students from "NR 285/CDAE 295: Rebuilding Vermont" to coordinate meaningful activities for students to directly assist victims of Tropical Storm Irene.
  • The Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award was awarded to Luis Vivanco, Anthropology, for his enthusiasm, commitment to service-learning, and dedication to fostering meaningful relationships between students and community partners in his courses "Anthropology of Media" and "Bicycles, Globalization, and Sustainability."
  • The CUPS Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to long-time CUPS supporter, collaborator, and friend Thomas Hudspeth, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. Hudspeth has demonstrated his dedication to community-university engagement over the course of his 40-year career at UVM, integrating service-learning into his courses, sustaining long-term partnerships with local organizations and schools, and serving as a CUPS Advisory Committee member as well as participating in numerous CUPS initiatives and workshops.

Learn more about the award winners and the Recognition Reception.

For more information about service-learning, contact the Office of Community-University Partnerships and Service-Learning, (802) 656-0095,