2013 University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards

2013 University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards

On behalf of The Ohio State University, the Offices of Outreach and Engagement, International Affairs, Undergraduate Education, and the Service-Learning Initiative recognize faculty, staff and students for outstanding achievement with the University Outreach and Engagement Recognition Awards program. The overall top partnership, which receives the University Outreach and Engagement Award, serves as the university's nominee for the national C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.

Ohio State's Young Scholars Program was selected as the 2013 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award winner!

This was Ohio State's first Magrath Award.

Award recipients were honored at a ceremony on May 2. View a slideshow below.

C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award Recipient

Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award North Central Region Award Recipient

University Outreach and Engagement Award (National Magrath Nominee)

Distinguished Community Engagement Award

Young Scholars Program

Young Scholars students work together on a project

Primary Contact: Curtis Austin - austin.288@osu.edu

The Young Scholars Program (YSP), a comprehensive pre-collegiate and collegiate program, enhances the academic, personal, and career development skills of students from low-income families to prepare them for college success. Founded in 1988, YSP identifies academically talented first-generation middle and high school students from Ohio's nine largest urban school districts: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, and Youngstown.

YSP has made it possible for nearly 800 students to become first-generation college graduates. With exemplary community engagement for over 25 years, YSP works with superintendents, principals, and counselors to significantly improve student performance and district graduation rates.

YSP works with parents to become more involved in their children's learning. Hundreds of parents and siblings have earned G.E.D.s and college degrees in the process, contributing to the growth and improvement of their communities.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, College of Education and Human Ecology, College of Engineering College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Medicine, Fisher College of Business, Department of Mathematics, Department of Sociology, School of Music

Community Partners Involved: School Districts of: Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Lorain, Toledo, Columbus, Youngstown; Price Waterhouse Coopers, Limited Brands, American Honda Foundation, Nationwide Children's Hospital, United Way, Ronald McDonald House, EarthFest, Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland Ministerial Alliance

Distinguished International Engagement Award

US-Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium

Students with Gordon Gee at graduation

Primary Contact: Adrian Rodgers - rodgers.50@osu.edu

The U.S.Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium (USINTEC) is a partnership of three U.S. research universities and 13 Indonesian state universities working to improve Indonesian education, teacher preparation and teacher quality. The project has focused on the implementation of an international dual degree program, a three-month visiting scholar program at Ohio State's College of Education and Human Ecology for Indonesian doctoral and post-doctoral students, and the support of Fulbright scholarships to the U.S. and Indonesia. The consortium, established as a bi-national higher education consortium in 2006, builds on more than two decades' worth of U.S.Indonesian relationships. For more information, visit the U.S.Indonesian Teacher Education Consortium.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: Department of Teaching & Learning, College of Education and Human Ecology

Community Partners Involved: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign; Indiana University at Bloomington; State University of Jakarta; State University of Malang; State University of Semarang; State University of Surabaya; State University of Yogyakarta; State University of Gorontalo; State University of Makassar; State University of Manado; State University of Medan; State University of Padang; Ganesha University of Education; Open University; Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Open Learning Center

Distinguished Service-Learning Award

Universal Design and Farming with Arthritis

Students working with farmers

Primary Contact: Margaret Teaford - teaford.1@osu.edu

Arthritis is a disease common to older adults and especially Ohio farmers due to high-risk work demands. Arthritis impacts one's health, quality of life, and economic livelihood. The purpose of this project is to encourage arthritis prevention and management efforts. Impacts include:

Arthritis screening tool for farmers developed, revised, and tested over the past three years and shared with Extension agents in six states.

Training manuals developed and disseminated to OSU Extension educators to replicate project.

Over 800 Ohio farmers and rural older adults screened. A majority had minimal-moderate risk for arthritis and encouraged to contact local healthcare providers.

Sixty-one students from OSU and Shawnee State learned about health problems of rural older adults and trained to administer screenings.

Fifty-five community healthcare professionals received continuing education in arthritis.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, OSU Extension

Community Partners Involved: Shawnee State University, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Berger Health Systems

Emerging Community Engagement Award

Sustainable Futures for Linden Village

Faculty and students meet with Linden Village residents

Primary Contact: Jesus Lara - lara.13@osu.edu

The Sustainable Futures for Linden Village project is a partnership between OSU faculty in the Colleges of Engineering, Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Greater Linden Development Corporation (GLDC). It closely relates to a comprehensive local redevelopment initiative, designed to revitalize and improve a target urban area surrounding the Linden McKinley STEM Academy. This initiative integrates urban revitalization, home rehabilitation, energy retrofit, repair and maintenance with sustainable development goals.

The OSU project team, community partners and involved students have worked to enhance local revitalization efforts by providing technical assistance to the community and increasing the awareness, knowledge, and skills of local community residents, teachers/students, and organizations in sustainable community and housing development.

This project is innovative in that it integrates larger scale healthy community and green infrastructure planning, GIS mapping for urban opportunity, and micro-scale green home renovation and new construction.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: Landscape Architecture; City and Regional Planning; Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; College of Engineering; College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Community Partners Involved: Greater Linden Development Corporation; The Columbus Foundation; Ohio Environmental Protection Agency; City of Columbus Department of Development Planning Division; Habitat for Humanity; SIMCO-Construction

Emerging International Engagement Award

Development of Agronomy for Sustainable Food Production in Senegal

OSU faculty work with residents in Senegal

Primary Contact: Richard Dick - dick.78@yahoo.com

"Development of agronomy for sustainable food production in Senegal" works to implement state-of-the-art agricultural academic, research and service programs at the University of Gaston Berger, focused on enhancing sustainable agriculture. The Ohio State University has collaborated on updating laboratories and established associate and BS degree programs in agronomy with coursework on agribusiness, soil and water management and crop production. The project also looks to transfer the land grant model to the University of Gaston Berger, incorporating extension and research into the traditional teaching role of the university.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: the School of Environment and Natural Resources; Office of International Programs in Agriculture; Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Department of Food, Agriculture, and Biological Engineering; Department of Animal Sciences; the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Public Health, as well as Agricultural and Extension Education and OSU Extension

Community Partners Involved: The University of Gaston Berger, Green Senegal

Emerging Service-Learning Award

The Green Building Service-Learning Program

Students and faculty with community partners

Primary Contact: Qian Chen - chen.1399@osu.edu

The Green Building Service-Learning Program was designed to provide hands-on learning experience to OSU students enrolled in the Green Building and Sustainable Construction course for solving real-world problems. It also aimed to serve the sustainable development needs of local communities by offering research/outreach services, technical assistance, and hands-on field activities.

Led by the instructor, students enrolled in the course have conducted numerous service learning projects under this program to help local communities with their energy retrofitting, new green home development, and onsite renewable energy projects. Each of these projects was specifically designed and executed to meet the green project requirements, community needs, and learning objectives of this course.

Besides directly contributing to the communities' sustainable development process and enhancing their project outcomes, the instructor, students and internal/external partners have actively disseminated the knowledge gained through integrated education, research, outreach and service learning activities to a broader audience.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering; Department of Horticulture and Crop Science; Office of Continuing Education; College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Office of Student Life; OSU Extension; CommTech

Community Partners Involved: Columbus Green Building Forum; Universal Design Living Laboratory; Middle West Spirits Distillery; The Summit United Methodist Church; Advanced Civil Design, Inc.; Berardi + Partners; Pod Design; Grange Insurance Audubon Center

Excellence in Community Partnership

Cardinal Health

Primary Contact: Dianne Radigan - dianne.radigan@cardinalhealth.com

Cardinal Health partners with the Ohio State University to improve the health and well-being of the Columbus community. Their work has focused on two growing public health concerns: prescription drug abuse and childhood obesity. Beginning in 2009, Cardinal Health began partnering with the Ohio State University's College of Pharmacy to develop a program that would target the growing problem of prescription drug misuse and abuse. The Generation Rx Initiative aims to enhance the public's understanding of medication safety with a focus on prescription drug abuse through a variety of programs and online resources.

Cardinal Health also works with Healthy Weight 0-5, a new initiative aimed at ensuring that Columbus children are at a healthy weight when they enter kindergarten. The Community and Youth Collaborative Institute (CAYCI) in the College of Social Work has been working with Cardinal Health in the development and evaluation of this Initiative, which also includes partners such as Nationwide Childrens, Columbus Public Health, Action for Children, and the YMCA. Cardinal Health also works to address the needs of at-risk youth during the summer by supporting the Learning in Fitness and Education (LiFE) Sports Initiative

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Pharmacy, College of Social Work, Department of Athletics

Community Partners Involved: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus Public Health, Action for Children, YMCA

Staff Award for Excellence in Community Service Engagement

Jennifer Anthony

Primary Contact: Jennifer Anthony - anthony.212@osu.edu

Originally an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer at the Ohio State Newark campus, Jennifer Anthony was hired to direct Newark's Office of Access and Engagement at the conclusion of her service term. Newark faculty and staff credit her with dramatically increasing Ohio State Newark's community impact. Her initiatives include:

Facilitating EXPLORE College, an intensive five-week college planning program that brings 20-30 Newark families to campus for five four-hour workshops each spring;

Teaching Next Step Mentoring and Tutoring, a class that trains students who provide twice-weekly tutoring to at-risk teens involved in the county juvenile court system;

Piloting an internship program pilot that trains students to offer after-school exercise programs for schoolchildren that uses the nationally recognized SparkPE curriculum for students with ADHD;

and much more

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: Ohio State Newark Office of Access and Engagements

Community Partners Involved: Big Brothers Big Sisters, CAN DO, Ohio Campus Compact, Ohio College Access Network, Our Futures of Licking County, SparkPE

Student Award for Excellence in Community Service

Angel Algarin, Ee Jye Poi

Primary Contact: Angel Algarin - algarin.2@osu.edu

Angel is a student with the Leadership and Service course at Ohio State. He volunteers with Ethiopian Social Services, an organization that assists foreign arrivals in acclimating to life in the United States. He volunteers his time working with adult refugees who have been in the US for less than 5 years and have limited English speaking skills. He works with them to help them learn basic English vocabulary, such as the days of the week. He considers his volunteer work an opportunity to develop interpersonal skills while also learning about the development of language skills for a potential career in teaching. Angel has volunteered 30 hours so far, and hopes to continue volunteering with the organization once he returns from studying abroad in his third year at Ohio State.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Education and Human Ecology

Community Partners Involved: Ethiopian Social Services

Primary Contact: Ee Jye Poi - poi.8@osu.edu

Growing up in a developing country in Southeast Asia, Ee Jye witnessed people suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases. Ee Jye has become an advocate for immunization, co-chairing the Operation Immunization (OI) Campaign as organized by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). As a co-chair, her goals were to increase the public's knowledge of flu vaccinations while also increasing the number of adults receiving flu vaccinations. She collaborated with local Giant Eagle and CVS pharmacies to allow Pharmacy students to provide immunizations and education to patients at clinics. She also created posters to place on campus buses to increase student awareness of flu season. Overall, Ee Jye arranged or organized 33 flu shots events where a total of 2,200 patients were vaccinated.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Pharmacy, Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center

Community Partners Involved:Columbus Department of Health, CVS, Giant Eagle, Noor Community Clinic

Student Organization Award for Excellence in Community Service Programming

American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists

Student pharmacists

Primary Contact: Rachel Hipp - hipp.16@osu.edu

For many years, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Student Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association has engaged in community service activities and projects that have impacted thousands of Ohio Citizens.

In addition, while engaging in service, student pharmacists have developed professional, administrative and quality patient care skill sets that augment the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum delivered by the faculty at the College of Pharmacy.

Through 11 American Pharmacist Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) patient care projects -- including Generation Rx, the Heartburn Awareness Challenge, Operation Diabetes (Education), Operation Diabetes (Screening), Operation Heart, Operation Immunization, Be Poison Smart!/Wise!, Katy's Kids, Open Airways for Schools, and Prescription for a Smile -- student pharmacists have engaged with a variety of Central Ohio and Ohio Community Partners to deliver quality patient care and health education. All activities are planned and led by students.

Ohio State Colleges/Units Involved: College of Pharmacy

Community Partners Involved: Helping Hands, Morrow County, Nationwide Children's