President's Public Service Awards


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The University of Massachusetts President's Public Service Awards

The University honors faculty members who have provided exemplary public service to the Commonwealth. Every year, the Chancellor from each campus nominates faculty to be considered for the award.

Service to the Commonwealth is a key element of the University's mission. Faculty members who apply their academic or professional expertise in addressing priority needs of the Commonwealth, such as K-12 education, economic development, workforce development, health and environment innovation, or international linkages for Massachusetts are recognized for their contributions.

Since being established in 1998, the President's Public Service Award has been presented to a total of 71 University of Massachusetts faculty members. In 2009, we have chosen an additional five professors, representing all five UMass campuses in Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell and Worcester. We are pleased to celebrate these individuals' tremendous accomplishments. They contribute to our communities locally, state-wide, nationally, and globally. Click here to read the press release.

The State House will host an exhibit featuring information about and photographs of this year's winners in Doric Hall from Nov. 23 through Dec. 4, before the exhibit visits the University's five campuses.

The 2009 President's Public Service Award winners are:

  • Mari Castaņeda, Ph.D, UMass Amherst Professor, School of Education
  • David Terkla, Ph.D., UMass Boston Professor, College of Liberal Arts
  • Matthew Roy, Ph.D., UMass Dartmouth Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Justice Studies Department
  • Kay Doyle, UMass Lowell Professor, Clinical Laboratory and Nutritional Sciences Department
  • Linda Sagor, UMass Medical School Professor, Cell Biology

Public Service Awards 2010

Public Service Awards 2009

Public Service Awards 2008