2011 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award Winner

 Tracey Burke photo

 
Associate Professor of Social Work, Tracey Burke was the recipient of the 2011 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award.

Professor Burke worked with UAA students to conduct research with the users of food pantries and to produce a series of “Day in the Life” sketches of poverty and hunger.  By partnering with the Food Bank of Alaska and associated agencies, Burke and students identified challenges and opportunities for new strategies to reduce hunger for Anchorage families.

The Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award supports faculty to develop community-based, applied research and course-based service-learning projects. The annual $5000 Award encourages, rewards, and inspires faculty to creatively engage their students in learning and research projects that benefit both the students and the community at large. The outcomes of these projects include significant discipline-based scholarship, community partnerships, and student leadership opportunities.

 

2011 Selkregg Project Video-Tracey Burke