Awards and Recognitions

2009 OSCP Award Winners (from left to right): Mitch Nobis, Toby Loftus, Renee Webster, Andrea Zellner, Janet Swenson, and Troy Hicks.

MSU Receives C. Peter Magrath/W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Regional Award

Professor William S. Davidson's Adolescent Diversion Project has been named the North Central Region winner of the 2009 W. K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award. The regional award places the project in competition as a finalist for the national C. Peter Magrath University-Community Engagement Award. This year is the first time MSU has competed for the award. The Adolescent Diversion Project represents a collaborative agreement between the National Institute of Mental Health's Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency, the MSU graduate program in ecological psychology, and the Ingham County Juvenile Court. The project was selected to represent MSU because of its long-running collaboration with community partners, the number of youth impacted by the project, the level of published scholarship, and continued federal grant support. For more information about the Magrath/Kellogg award and the 2010 RFP visit

MSU's Student-Volunteer Program Honored with Presidential Award

In February MSU was presented with the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service, becoming one of only 18 colleges and universities—and the first in Michigan—to win the award since 2006. It is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. MSU's 41-year-old Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is the oldest continuously operating student-volunteer program in the nation.

Red Cedar Writing Project Receives Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award

Janet A. Swenson of MSU's College of Arts and Letters and the Red Cedar Writing Project were the 2008 recipients of the Michigan State University Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership (OSCP) Award. OSCP gives Universitywide recognition to highly engaged community-based research collaborations that positively impact both the community and scholarship. The award is conferred annually upon an MSU researcher and community partner, each of whom receives a stipend of $1,500, and the co-recipients are recognized at the MSU Awards Convocation in February. For the full story see The Engaged Scholar E-Newsletter.

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