Whitman community members receive SU public engagement and scholarship awards


Several members of the Whitman community were honored at the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) ceremony held last night in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship honors students, faculty, staff and community partners who exemplify SU’s commitment to engagement with the community and Scholarship in Action and investment in the public good.

Whitman’s 2013 CAPES honorees are:

-     Amanda Nicholson, professor of retail practice and retail management, who received an Inspiration Award for her mentorship and support of the CAPES individual awardees.

-     Camellia Loojune ‘13, who received the Chancellor’s Citation for her work with SU-Enactus and her leadership in the revival of the Converting Organic Waste project.

-     The Department of Supply Chain Management and Professor Gary La Point’s SCM 455/755 courses were recognized with the Legacy Award for Academic Achievement, which is awarded for consistent support and partnership with organizations and citizens in the community. La Point’s courses employ Lean Six Sigma principles in an effort to introduce cost reduction, quality and initiate other business and process enhancements, most recently in student-led projects for Crouse Hospital’s radiology and imaging departments.

For more information on this year’s awards, click here.