Augsburg Faculty Recognized for their Distinguished Contributions in Service

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Augsburg annually recognizes teaching faculty that have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through awards for teaching, scholarship, and service. Congratulations to the 2021 Awardees!

Here are the Service Awardees:

Distinguished Contribution in Service (Community-Focused)
Kathleen (Katie) Clark, Nursing and Executive Director of the Health Commons
“Many of those served by the Health Commons are living on the streets of Minneapolis or are marginally housed. Katie figured out a way to continue to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic — she started seeing visitors outside, continuing to distribute hygiene kits and delivering food to encampments and to those who tested positive for COVID and were not allowed into the shelters. George Floyd used to visit the Augsburg Central Health Commons. Although Katie didn’t know him well, the continuing efforts of the Health Commons in the community are dedicated to the memory of George. The fight for justice will not end.”

Distinguished Contribution in Service (University-Focused)
Jenny Hanson, Communication Studies
“During these extraordinary times, Jenny has gone to extraordinary lengths to serve our students, faculty, and staff. Jenny has worked tirelessly over the past year, as the university pivoted and faculty and staff needed resources to provide high-quality remote learning and services. She provided exemplary service to the Augsburg community through her work on policy development and best emerging practices for remote teaching and learning, all in the midst of a global pandemic. The positive impact of Jenny’s service will be experienced by our students, faculty, and staff well into the future.”