This award recognizes an individual or organization who:
Nomination:"Doug and the staff at ScenicView understand the mission of UVU as the community’s engaged university and he have made great efforts to help our students gain valuable research and social work volunteer experience there. Also, they are showing their confidence in the education UVU offers by hiring our students after graduation. I am proud to nominate ScenicView Academy as the Committed Community Partner. Doug Gale and staff have demonstrated in several ways their commitment to UVU and the social work program."
"I have always valued community partnerships. When two or more pull together you can always multiply your effectiveness in helping the "One". I see UVU as a valuable community partner interested in what is going on in our community. They are both focused on educating the students they are working with as well as providing valuable services and support in the community. We call this as ScenicView as "using every blade of grass", a phrase we use in working together to help utilize all the resources we have to help as many as possible and using our resources in multiple ways to help those with whom we work. We are delighted to work with UVU and their students which are our students too. I appreciate the work and foresight of UVU in establishing a BSW program which will both benefit our community and provide good paying professional jobs and careers for their students."
This award recognizes an individual with:
Nomination: "Trudy has been a tireless advocate for Service Learning for the past several years. She has championed new initiatives for Service-Learning, including Designated Departments, and has increased the visibility of the program campus-wide. Trudy has also attended several state and national conferences where she has presented about service-learning and has shown the successful ways UVU departments have carried it out."
"Trudy has used SL pedagogy for years and has taught numerous faculty across campus how to incorporate it through the SL Fellowship. She served with dedication and distinction during her three years as Faculty Director of Service Learning. She was so committed to SL that she even extended her service as the Faculty Director for an extra year in order to make sure the SL program was strong before passing the torch of leadership onto the next director."
Dr. Trudy Christensen, Digital Media
"I continue to use service-learning in my classes because it not only helps the community, but also motivates both me and my students to extend our perspectives and learn and apply new skills."
This award recognizes a staff member that:
Nomination: "Grant Flygare is currently the Program Director for the Office of Student Involvement, but what most people do not know is that Grant was instrumental in building the foundation for UVU's Volunteer & Service-Learning Center. He was directly involved with the development of the Service Scholar, AmeriCorps, Service Council, and Service-Learning program. His leadership and vision helped shape the future of the Volunteer & Service-Learning Center. Although, he is not directly working with the Center his vision can still be found. Additionally, he continues to carry forward that vision of community partnerships and engaged learning with the Office of Student Involvement."
Grant Flygare, Office of Student Involvement
"It is a wonderful learning adventure to see the magic as students and community partners are able to work together in areas of creation that they have a passion for. These types of relationships will propel the answers we need for the challenges we face now and in the near future."
This award recognizes a student or a student group that:
Nomination: "Liz was instrumental in coordinating the first Fiji Service Expedition in Fall 2011. She has also served as a program director for many of the service council programs. This is an excerpt from her nomination, " I have known Liz for 3 years now, and her ability to serve others and love others without any reservations is incredible. In these past 3 years I have witnessed her service towards countless: 1st year students, refugees, other UV Mentors, and her expedition to Fiji to give back to her own community. That is something that impressed me the most. She went not just by herself, but inspired other students to come with her to give them the experience of giving back in a different country."
I have never met anyone at my time here at UVU who has shown such an ability to give her time and money to other without the thought that she needed it more. With children still at home and a house to manage, classes to attend, and duties in her church she still GAVE so much back to her community. She is someone who is civically engaged, globally engaged, and campus engaged. If you meet Liz in the hall she is always networking and so happy. She I personally look up to, and has inspired me in more than one way."
Elizabeth Jarema, UVMentor Team Lead
"I am loving every minute of any opportunity to serving and helping people alleviate some of their problems and making our community and our world a better place. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my passion for humankind."