TWC Announces Annual Recipients of New York Life Civic Engagement Awards


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The Washington Center Announces Annual Recipients of New York Life Civic Engagement Awards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Center will honor five colleges and universities with the 2015 New York Life Higher Education Civic Engagement Award on Oct. 5. Dominican University, John Carroll University (Ohio), Rutgers University-Camden (N.J.), Tufts University (Mass.) and Weber State University (Utah) were chosen from more than 99 nominations for the award, which recognizes leadership and innovation in civic engagement.


Each institution will receive its award during The Washington Center’s annual Academic Affairs Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C., at the National Press Club. The Washington Center, in partnership with the New York Life Foundation, established the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award to celebrate institutions that reach beyond their own campuses to impact the communities that surround them. The award aims to highlight, in particular, innovation and leadership in forging partnerships that define and address issues of public concern at the local, regional and/or international levels.


A committee chaired by Geri Mannion of Carnegie Corporation selected the 2015 recipients. Michelle Cooper of the Institute for Higher Education Policy, Robert Hackett of the Bonner Foundation and Heather Smith of the Pluribus Project also took part in the selection process.


To read more about each institution’s winning programs, click here.

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