Jack Twyman Award for Service-Learning
The Jack Twyman Award for Service-Learning recognizes a collaborative educational team or individual who:
- has incorporated service-learning into one or more academic courses,
- actively collaborates with community partners,
- upholds values of respect, responsibility, inclusiveness and integrity,
- finds creative ways to support community organizations and the people they serve, and
- seeks to build relationships that continue after the service-learning project or class ends.
The annual award is inspired by the character and courage of Jack Twyman, a UC graduate who, in 1958 at age 23, chose to become legal guardian to a former UC basketball teammate and friend, Maurice Stokes, who had suffered a paralyzing brain injury.
Nominations for 2023-2024 are now open. Please submit a nomination here.
Nominations are due March 1.
Nominations are reviewed by the UC Service-Learning Steering Committee, made up of various Service-Learning stakeholders. The award recipient is announced in April.
Questions about the award or the nomination process can be directed to Service-Learning Director Michael Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Award Recipients
- Read about the 2023 award winner, Sarah M. Stitzlein, Ph.D., and her course, Save Our Schools! Education Controversy and Reform.
- Read about the 2022 award winner, Jennifer A. Wells, DVM, and the Veterinary Technology program at UC Blue Ash College.
- Read about the 2021 award winner, the faculty and staff of the Dental Hygiene Program at UC Blue Ash College, led by Elizabeth (Biz) McClure, RDH, M.Ed.
- Read about the 2020 award winner, Megan Church-Nally, assistant professor-educator in psychology and organizational leadership in the College of Arts and Sciences.