The University of Washington Tacoma Distinguished Community Engagement Award was created in 2013. Given annually, the award recognizes the important and innovative community-engaged and community-based work by faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma. Such work is based on an ethic of mutual benefit in which both the community partner and/or public and the university, its faculty, and/or its students benefit in ways not possible without the partnership. This work may be short or long term and may be with a single or multiple partners, and should have been active within the past three years. It may be focused on teaching and learning, research, policy, citizenship building, creative work, or community building.
- Dr. Christine Stevens, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
- 2016 - Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership; Dr. Charles Emlet, Social work & Criminal Justice; Dr. Jim Gawel, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
- 2015 - Dr. Marcy Stein, Professor, Education; Dr. Diane Kinder, Professor, Education; Kathy Zapp, Field Supervisor, Education; Michael Kula, Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
- 2014 - Dr. Jill Purdy, Associate Professor, Milgard School of Business; Joe Lawless, Executive Director, Center for Leadership & Social Responsibility, Milgard School of Business