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Dubuque professor to receive Citizen Award

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A Dubuque professor will be honored during this year's Iowa Campus Compact's Engaged Campus Awards in Des Moines, for winning the Citizen Award.

Loras College Associate Professor of Social Work, Nancy Zachar Fett, is the award recipient. The competition for the award was very competitive this year, with more than 20 nominations.

The newly development Engaged Campus Awards recognizes individuals or groups in Iowa higher education for their work towards the Iowa campus compact mission of deepening and strengthening campus civic and community engagement, according to the press release.

The citizen award specifically honors an individual who shows leadership and engaging students as active citizens.

Maggie Baker, service learning coordinator at Loras, nominated Fett for the award. “Nancy was an excellent candidate for this award because she is respected by students and professionals in her field of social work for her passion, drive and tenacity in the pursuit of bringing people together as citizens. She consistently supports others interested in the field of civic engagement by showing them ways to be engaged as active citizens. Nancy inspires her students and professionals by modeling what it means to be committed to social change, particularly in the area of empowerment of individuals living in poverty,” explained Baker.

Ann Mauss, associate professor of computing and information technology was also selected to participate in the 2014-2015 Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellows program through Iowa Campus Compact. She will participate in ongoing training and professional development over the course of a year with other faculty from around the state and receive a stipend to support her engaged scholarship, according to the press release.

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