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Engagement Scholarship Consortium Honors ALLARM

ALLARM team members

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring recognized for its work in community engagement

by Tony Moore

Dickinson’s Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) has been honored often over its 30-plus years, and recently the Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) honored it once again.

The ESC is a national body consisting of members from institutions of higher education whose goals are to build strong university-community partnerships and strong communities through scholarship. After a national review and selection process, the ESC named Dickinson, and specifically ALLARM, a recipient of its Excellence in Faculty Community Engagement Award winner.

“It means so much for our Center for Civic Learning & Action (CCLA) to value and amplify ALLARM’s community engagement work and humbling for the Engagement Scholarship Consortium to select ALLARM for their award,” says Julie Vastine '03, director of ALLARM, noting that the CCLA nominated ALLARM for the award.

The honor, recognizing a higher education institution and its exemplary contributions to engaged scholarship, comes with a monetary award of $3,000.

Vastine says the award funds will go directly to the people who have helped ALLARM achieve so much success over the years: “We will invest the award in community resources to support our monitors, who are volunteering their time to assess stream health and use their data for local change.”

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Published July 16, 2020