Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement (Thursday, May 8, 2014)

To the Campus Community:

Every day, Rutgers–Camden works to advance the communities of southern New Jersey and the region.

In recognition of these extraordinary efforts, I am pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement.  We will celebrate the accomplishments of these honorees during our inaugural Commencement and Honors Convocation ceremony at the Susquehanna Bank Center at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 21.

The Rutgers–Camden community is dedicated, by passion and by purpose, to support the citizens of New Jersey as they solve problems, meet challenges, and seize opportunities. Our students, staff, alumni, and faculty make good on that commitment in their Rutgers roles and as members of communities and organizations of all kinds. Our continued inclusion on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, a national recognition based on collective service achievements, is just one indicator of Rutgers–Camden’s growing success as a national model for a civically engaged university.

The Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement honor those who have achieved special distinction in this area.  The awards also serve to call attention to the very good work being done by thousands of members of the Rutgers–Camden community, in our host city and throughout our region and nation.

The 2014 recipients are:

Academic Civic Engagement

Elizabeth Demaray (associate professor, CFAS-art)

Thomas Knoche (part-time lecturer, CFAS-public policy)

Lauren Silver (assistant professor, CFAS-childhood studies)


Faculty/Staff Community Service

Joseph Canada (assistant professor, SBC-accounting)


Student Civic Engagement

Rosetta Beltran (Class of 2014; psychology)

Brian Gregg (Class of 2016; urban studies)

Rutgers North Camden Schools Partnership ESL Team

Rasheda L. Simpson (Ph.D. student, public affairs)

School of Law Pro Bono Program VITA Team


Community Partners

Center for Environmental Transformation

Camden City Public Schools North Camden Security Team


Please join me in congratulating the recipients of the 2014 Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement.


Wendell E. Pritchett, J.D., Ph.D.


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