Georgia College Receives Higher Education Civic Engagement Award

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Gregg Kaufman, a member of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), has shared news about recognition of civic engagement work at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. The following is excerpted from a media release describing the work and the award. Click here to read the full announcement.

Georgia College received the 2014 Higher Education Civic Engagement Award, one of only five universities in the country acknowledged this year. The award is presented by The Washington Center and the New York Life Foundation.

The award recognizes institutions for their dedication to civic engagement through mutually transformational partnerships that address public concern at any level—from local to global.

Georgia College was selected from more than a hundred nominations for the Live Healthy Baldwin Program coordinated through the Georgia College Center for Health and Social Issues....

“The Live Healthy Baldwin program has provided a unique and important bridge between the university and community, while offering students, faculty and staff opportunities to work with the community in substantive ways” said Gregg Kaufman, who coordinated the award application. “Working with community partners to improve citizens’ health and fitness is a mutually beneficial endeavor.”