Howard named sustainability champion

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M. Ann Howard, senior associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has earned the American College Personnel Association’s Champion of Sustainability award.

As part of her work in this area, Howard established and oversees the University/Community Partnerships program in cooperation with resident leaders of neighborhoods in northeast Rochester. The community-based learning model emphasizes student learning and development through active participation in organized experiences and community-based participatory research projects that meet community needs. Projects that have arisen through the University/Community Partnerships program include a 10-year community health initiative, community-based asset mapping and the establishment of a community garden network.