University-Community Engagement Awards Recipients

The university recognizes students, staff, and faculty for their outstanding community engagement activity. Community partners are also recognized for their dedicated engagement work with UNCW.

Past recipients for the Distinguished Scholarly Engagement and Public Service Award can be found on the DSEPSA website.

UNCW Staff Award for Excellence in Community Engagement

2019 Sean Palmer, UNCW Director of the Upperman African American Center
2018 Laura Brogdon-Primavera, UNCW CIE Manager of Programs & Operations
2017 Kat Pohlman, UNCW Sustainability Coordinator

UNCW Community Partner Award for Excellence in University Engagement


Ryan Estes and Coastal Horizons

New Hanover County Schools


Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman, Coast 97.3


Paul D'Angelo, Cape Fear Housing Coalition

Tammy Pruden, NHCS, John T. Hoggard High School Special Education

Joe Suleyman, New Hanover County Environmental Management

Helen Tarokic, Helen Tarokic Law Firm