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Sigmon Awardee Receives National Award at 2013 Gulf-South Summit

jovanovicDr. Spoma Jovanovic, NC Campus Compact’s 2012 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning awardee and editor of the Partnerships journal, received the “Outstanding Faculty Member” Award at the 2013 Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement through Higher Education on February 28th in Louisville, Kentucky.  The award recognizes a faculty member who demonstrates excellence incorporating service-learning pedagogy in the university classroom.  Jovanovic is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC Greensboro who has built a significant community partnership that includes Dudley High School, the Greensboro News & Record, and the Guilford Education Alliance, through which UNCG students work with high school students to carry out projects, including restoring bus stops in Greensboro. Dr. Jovanovic’s work influenced the 2009 Faculty Senate vote that made UNCG the first UNC school to change promotion and tenure requirements to reward engaged scholarship.   She recently published a book documenting the historical significance of Greensboro’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which examined the Klan-Nazi shootings that rocked the city of Greensboro on November 3, 1979.

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