Professor Parker Receives Engaged Scholarship Award

Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award

The Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award was established in 2000 by Provost Dick Richardson to recognize extraordinary public service and engaged scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This award recognizes faculty members or university units for exemplary engaged scholarship in service to the state of North Carolina. The service should serve as an example of excellence, including responsiveness to community concerns and strong community partnerships.

Three Provost awards will be given, one each for:

  • engaged teaching,
  • engaged research and
  • engaged partnership.

The center presented three Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Awards, which honor individuals and campus units for service through teaching, research and partnerships. Patricia S. Parker, associate professor in Communication Studies, received the 2013 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged teaching for her work with her service-learning course to engage students in the community while also applying knowledge gained in the classroom. Rebecca J. Macy, associate professor in the School of Social Work, received the 2013 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for engaged research for her work on interpersonal and relationship violence, especially interventions that promote violence survivors’ safety and recovery from the trauma of violence. The Project GRACE Consortium received the 2013 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award for community partnership for its work over the last eight years to eliminate health disparities in African American communities through interventions to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.