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Engagement Incentive Grant Winners Announced

Five faculty and staff members have been selected to receive Community Engagement Incentive Grants for FY20. Funding is provided as part of UT’s commitment to engagement and the scholarship of academic outreach. All of the projects are effective July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020 and will enhance our public engagement mission.

Samara Akpovo, associate professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies for her project “ Examining Preschool Children’s Language and Literacy Practices in Peer Culture: A Collaborative Ethnography of a Knoxville-Knox County Head Start Preschool Classroom.”
Michael Blackwell, director of Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, for his project “A Pilot Program to Assess and Address the Veterinary Health Care Needs of Knoxville’s Hispanic Community.”
Katie Cahill, associate director in the Baker Center for her project, “Remote Area Medical (RAM) Community Impact Study.”
Leticia Flores, associate professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the UT Psychological Clinic, for her project “Developing a Psychoeducational & Support Group Curriculum for the Knox County Grandparents as Parents Program.
Kandace Hollenbach, assistant professor and associate curator at the McClung Museum for her project “Archaeology in a Box: Education Outreach at Pickett State Park Archaeology Museum.”