University of Maine President Paul Ferguson attended the 13th annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference at the University of Alabama, which was held Oct. 1–2, and served on the judges’ panel for the 2012 C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award sponsored by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU).
Established in 2006 with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the awards program seeks to identify colleges and universities that have redesigned their learning, discovery, and engagement functions to become even more involved with their communities.
President Ferguson was joined on the panel by the presidents of the University of Alabama and Montana State University, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension, and a representative of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities. The national Magrath award finalists are selected from the five regional Outreach Scholarship/W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award recipients. The national winner receives a $20,000 award announced at the fall national APLU meeting.
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