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Sandmann receives international award for research in community engagement

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Lorilee R. Sandmann, a professor in the University of Georgia College of Education, has received the 2013 Distinguished Research Award from the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.

Sandmann, a faculty member in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy, was recognized for her scholarly leadership in research and instruction in the scholarship of community engagement. She was praised for identifying and strengthening major institutional change processes and systems that promote higher education community engagement.

Sandmann's collaborative research with other scholars and graduate students on boundary spanning functions and agents in community engagement was noted for its unique systematical exploration and advancement in understanding of the field.

Sandmann serves as editor of UGA's Journal of Higher Education Outreach & Engagement, on the National Advisory Panel for Community Engagement of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and directs the Engagement Academy for University Leaders. She received the 2012 Scholarship of Engagement Award from the Office of the UGA Vice President for Public Service and Outreach. Sandmann was elected to the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 1999.

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