The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member for demonstrated support of college unions and campus community building.
2023 Recipient: Dr. Tricia Shalka, University of Rochester
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on college activities and college unions around the world; since then, Dr. Tricia Shalka has helped restart the idea of the college union, including researching student trauma and its impact on the experience of a student. She’s also completed research on leadership development and a sense of belonging as integral parts of the “College Union Idea” and is at the top of her field with regard to inclusivity, respect, and affirming identities.
ACUI is now accepting nominations for individual awards! Nominate by December 8!