OSU Open Campus receives national recognition

OSU Open Campus receives national recognition

In recognition of extraordinary community outreach, Oregon State University's OSU Open Campus program has been selected as the western regional recipient of the 2014 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award.

As a regional winner, Oregon State receives a cash prize of $5,000 and will compete for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award, which includes a sculpture and $20,000 prize. The national award will will be presented during the 127th APLU Annual Meeting Nov. 2-4 in Orlando, FL.

Since 2006, APLU and the Engagement Scholarship Consortium, with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, have partnered to recognize the engagement scholarship and partnerships of four-year public universities. The award recognizes programs that demonstrate how colleges and universities have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement missions to become even more involved with their communities. The national award is named for C. Peter Magrath, APLU president from 1992 to 2005. 

"This year’s Magrath Award entrants have had significant impact in communities across the nation, and the world," said APLU President Peter McPherson. “The four regional award winners exemplify the broad principles of community-based outreach and engagement embraced by the public university community. We salute each of these model programs that feature students, faculty and administrators working in their community to improve the quality of life for all."

A team of 31 community engagement experts judged this round of the award.  A second team will pick the national winner following presentations at the 2014 National Engagement Scholarship Conference in October.

Other regional winners include the University of New Hampshire, Purdue University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.

Download the OSU Open Campus award application (PDF, 2.1MB)

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