From The Tribune staff reports
TUSCALOOSA — The University of Alabama’s Council on Community-Based Partnerships bestowed honors upon more than a dozen people and community partners at its 15th annual Excellence in Community Engagement Awards.
The event recognized outstanding engaged scholarship work combined with teaching, research and service in equitable partnerships with external community groups with the goal of creating sustained, positive change.
“The annual awards recognition aims to bring deserved attention to the remarkable individual efforts that embody the endeavors of the Council on Community-Based Partnerships,” said Dr. Peter Hlebowitsh, dean of the College of Education and chair of the executive committee of the Council.
“It is simultaneously a celebration and a serious acknowledgment of the innovative and life-reaching work being conducted by and through this body. It is also an opportunity to fete our wonderful partners.”
2021 Zachary David Dodson Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Chris Brewster, a Pinson native, received the Dodson Scholarship. A sophomore accounting major, Brewster has worked at the Center for Community-Based Partnerships since his freshman year, helping with both the Global Cafe initiative and the Vision Days program.