Ehrlich Award Recipients

2019 Award Recipient

Diya Abdo

Associate Professor of English at Guilford College

“Particularly in the current political climate, it has been truly gratifying and gives me hope for the future to see Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR) coming to life from a mere idea I had in a moment of deep despair,” writes Abdo. “As a collective of community partners, and with very modest resources, we host refugees and support them in resettlement at a small college in the Southern U.S. while doing the important work of educating our students and communities on issues of forced migration, displacement, and resettlement. The ECAR model has been adopted by other colleges and universities as an effective and worthwhile vehicle by which we can make small, local dents in a global crisis. Every day, as I interact with any number of partners, students, volunteers, and displaced families, both on campus and off, I witness our collective effort’s profound potential for enacting change on the micro-level of the individual and community.”

Previous Recipients

Eva Zygmunt

Helen Gant Elmore Distinguished Professor of Elementary Education and co-director of the Alliance for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation at Ball State University

Kenneth Reardon

Professor of Urban Planning and Director of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Robin Saha

Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana

Anne P. DePrince

Professor and Chair of Psychology and Director of the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at the University of Denver

Leda Cooks

Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Richard Battistoni

Professor of Political Science and Public and Community Service Studies and Director, Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College

Andrew Furco, Campus Compact 2012 Ehrlich Award Winner

Andrew Furco

Associate Vice President for Public Engagement and Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership, Policy & Development at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Sherril B. Gelmon

Professor of Public Health at Portland State University

Barry Checkoway

Professor of Social Work and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan

Thomas Dutton

Professor of Architecture and Interior Design and Cincinnati Professor of Civic Engagement at Miami University of Ohio

Richard Pan

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of California-Davis

Marybeth Lima

Professor of Biological & Agricultural Engineering at Louisiana State University

William Oakes

Associate Professor of Engineering Education and Co-Director of EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) at Purdue University

Seth S. Pollack

Director, Service Learning Institute at California State University, Monterey Bay

Richard M. Eberst

Health Sciences and Human Ecology Department at California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Janet Eyler

Vanderbilt University

Dwight Giles

University of Massachusetts Boston

Ira Harkavy

University of Pennsylvania

Dilafruz Williams

Portland State University

John Wallace

Professor of Philosophy at University of Minnesota

David Cooper

Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University

Donna Duffy

Middlesex Community College

Robert G. Bringle

Professor of Psychology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Gary W. Hesser

Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies and Chair of the Social and Behavioral Science Division at Augsburg College

Richard J. Kraft

Professor of Education at University of Colorado – Boulder

Nancy Nickman

Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Utah

Cathy Comstock

University of Colorado-Boulder

Robert Coles

Honorary Recipient
Harvard University