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Center for Family and Community Engagement

Center Awards and Recognitions, 2013-2014

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CHASS EPA Award for Excellence

The center’s Claudia Kearney received the CHASS EPA award for excellence, based on her outstanding service accomplishments. Kearney provides outreach and training to all 100 North Carolina counties. She helps develop training materials and other forms of community engagement that exemplify the university’s commitment to education and outreach.  Nominators said that through Kearney, “families across North Carolina are offered new opportunities to engage with service providers that meet families where they are and engage them in genuine partnership for the well- being of their children. Claudia has a strong work ethic, is dependable, hardworking, professional, and highly motivated. She works tirelessly to support the center’s mission and values and partners with her colleagues in ways that keep the needs of North Carolina’s families, children, and youth at the forefront. She is not afraid to ask tough questions, roll her sleeves up to work hard, and speak up on behalf of families, children, and youth in everything she does.”