Faculty Funding

George D. Levy Faculty Award

Recognizing exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects


Building effective, long-term community partnerships takes commitment. The annual George D. Levy Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member whose community collaborations serve as models for outstanding community engagement in higher education.


The George D. Levy Faculty Award recognizes a Cornell University faculty member of any rank whose collaborative efforts within the community have resulted in exemplary and sustained community-engaged projects. It supports a faculty member whose organization’s programs and activities best demonstrate:

  • Shared/collaborative decision-making that incorporates community voice into the design, implementation and evaluation of the project
  • Community capacity building
  • Integrating engaged student learning outcomes into course design and delivery
  • Planning for sustaining the community partnership

The Office of Engagement Initiatives announces the recipient of the prize at the Community Engagement Showcase each spring.



Monroe Weber-Shirk, senior lecturer in civil and environmental engineering


Paula Horrigan, associate professor of landscape architecture


Mary Jo Dudley, director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and senior extension associate in development sociology

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