CERP department picture

The Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP) was thrilled to celebrate longtime community partners (pictured on the right) at the first annual CERP Community Partner Awards on November 30. Honorees included: 

  • Healthy African American Families Phase II (represented by Felica Jones, pictured left) as Outstanding Community Organization
  • Dr. Laura Trejo (pictured center) as Outstanding Community Leader
  • Ms. Norma Stoker-Mtume (pictured right) as Outstanding Community Leader
  • Professor Aziza Lucas Varnado (not pictured) as Outstanding Community-Engaged Faculty/Staff Member

The awardees spoke about the importance of service and how giving back to the community was integrated early on in their lives. The evening also honored Mr. Gregory Victorianne for his work with CERP and contributions to community-engaged research. The legacies of Ms. Lucas Varnado, Ms. Stoker-Mtume, and Mr. Victorianne have been featured in previous CERP newsletters; Ms. Jones is featured below, and a future newsletter will feature Dr. Trejo.