UC to host Student Social Justice Training Institute
Mon, July 15, 2019
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All members of the UC community are invited to submit nominations for the Jack Twyman Award for Service Learning now through Feb. 28.
The annual award honors a collaborative educational team whose service learning project exemplifies the Bearcat Bond and the values evident in the life of Jack Twyman.
Jack Twyman was a Bearcat who, in 1958 at the age of 23, took on the care and legal guardianship of an African American basketball teammate who had suffered a traumatic brain injury. Twyman did so in the face of racial prejudice at the time and at great personal sacrifice. The award is offered in the spirit of Twyman's character, courage and service.
Last year's honoree was UC Smiles, which provides preventive dental care in partnership with local schools to boost children's confidence as well as their oral health.
This year's honoree will be announced in April of 2019.
Featured image at top: UC student Jack Twyman, right, visits teammate Maurice Stokes in the hospital after Stokes suffered a traumatic brain injury.