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  • Center for Community Engagement and Learning

    The Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.

    About Our Mission

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Congratulations to the 2021 Selkregg Award Winners


Dr. Leslie Redmond & Dr. Amanda Walch, Dietetics & Nutrition


Learn more about their project on our awards page:


Selkregg Award Information

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Congratulations to the 2021 CE Award winners!

Dr. Britteny Howell, Health Sciences, Community Engaged Writing Award

Sondra Shaginoff-Stuart, Alaska Native Studies, Excellence in Community Engagement

Allie Hartman, Student Life & Leadership, and Dr. Hattie Harvey, Psychology, Community Builder Award

CE Awards Information

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Thank you to everyone who attended the 12th Annual Community Engagement Forum! 


 A recording of the event can be viewed in the e-portfolio, along with this year's CESA posters. 


12th Annual Community Engagement Forum e-portfolio



"Its commitment to community engagement and the Public Square."


Carnegie Foundation

Community Engaged Institution


CCEL connects academic programs with community needs to use scholarship and action for the mutual benefit of the University and the State, its communities, and its diverse peoples.

Since 2006, UAA has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Community Engaged Institution.”  CCEL serves as a central locus for the intersection of student learning, faculty research, and community engagement.  UAA uses the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement for our work with communities: "Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."