Public Service Awards 2008

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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 65 University of Massachusetts faculty members. In 2008, we have chosen an additional six 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. 17 through Nov. 28, before the exhibit visits the University's five campuses.

The 2008 President's Public Service Award winners are:

  • Jerri Willett, UMass Amherst Professor, School of Education
  • Taylor Stoehr, UMass Boston Professor, College of Liberal Arts
  • Susan Krumholz, UMass Dartmouth Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Crime and Justice Studies Department
  • Regina Panasuk, UMass Lowell Professor, Graduate School of Education
  • Deborah Harmon Hines, UMass Medical School Professor, Cell Biology
  • Jean King, UMass Medical School Professor, Psychiatry

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