Graduate School

Master’s Award for Engaged Citizenship and Community Service

This award recognizes outstanding engaged citizenship and service to the community within or outside of the University by a Master’s student in any program. 

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Amelia Grabowski AM '15, receives the Master’s Award for Engaged Citizenship and Community Service at Commencement from Associate Dean Vanessa Ryan.

The award and an honorarium are presented at the Graduate School Commencement ceremony in May.

Evidence of citizenship and service can include: contributions to campus life; involvement in departmental or University-level committees, curricular and/or extracurricular programming; other campus-based initiatives to support students; advocacy; or civic or community accomplishment.

Nomination Process and Requirements

Students can be nominated by faculty, staff/administrators, other students, or community members. The work leading to this award can be accomplished as a part of a program/course requirement, or outside of program/course requirements. Students in terminal master’s degree programs or executive master’s programs and doctoral students enrolled in a secondary master’s program through the Open Graduate Education program are eligible for nomination. 

The nomination letter should include evidence of contribution or service and should describe value and impact of this engagement. Please furnish digital material in support of the nomination, where feasible.


The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2024Nominations should be made through UFunds, found under the Graduate Student and Alumni Awards button.

All nominations are reviewed by the Graduate Council, which also makes final determinations regarding the winner.


Wilfredo Giordano-Perez ’08 ’13 M.D. ’23 Sc.M.Black and white image of Wilfredo Giordano-Perez in a mid-grey short sleeve shirt, smiling. Light grey background.
Business Administration

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Kevin BoyceKevin Boyce, Public Affairs

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Yisel De Oleo-Gregory, Urban Education Policy

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Manuel JiménezBusiness Administration

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Wesley Morgan King, Public Health

Joyce Sunday, Biotechnology

Katie Vogel, Public Humanities 

Elizabeth Bunzli, Public Health 

Amelia Grabowski, Public Humanities