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2018 Engagement and Outreach Mini Grants Awarded

For the first time, the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach offered mini grants for projects and activities that develop, support, and/or expand engagement and outreach. Proposals were limited to $1,000 and could be submitted by individuals and teams. The following faculty and staff are grant recipients.

  • Sreedhar Upendram, assistant professor of agricultural and resource economics, for his project, “Does the Mobile Hotspot Internet Impact Rural Lifestyle, Education, and Business? Evidence From Distressed Communities in Rural Tennessee.”

  • Megan Conley, director of community partnerships in the Department of Sociology, for her project, “Effects of the Southeastern Provision Raid on Immigrant Communities in East Tennessee.”

  • Sean Morey, assistant professor of English, for his project, “Battle of Knoxville Augmented Reality Walking Tour.”

  • Shelby Brawner, extension assistant, and Justin Crowe, extension specialist, in UTIA/UT Extension/ALEC, for their project, “Count It! Lock IT! Drop It!” to address the opioid epidemic in Middle and West Tennessee.

  • Margaret Crewdson, academic support specialist in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, for her project, “FUTURE Program” to help young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) transition from high school to adulthood.

  • Lyndsey Hornbuckle, assistant professor of kinesiology, recreation and sports studies, for her project “Effect of Partner Support During Exercise in African-American Couples: Community Board Analysis.”

  • Moonhee Cho, assistant professor of public relations in the College of Communications and Information’s School of Advertising and Public Relations, for her project, “Making Campus & Community Green Through Zero Waste Gameday.”

  • Thura Mack, professor in University Libraries, for her project, “EU BOSS: Engagement and Outreach.”

  • Janice Hall, coordinator in Haslam College of Business’s Office Diversity & Community Relations, for her project, “Haslam College of Business Pre-Collegiate Summer Programs.”

  • Belinda Letto, extension agent in Monroe County/UTIA, for her project “Sowing Seeds of Wellness (S.O.W.) Moves.”