The Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship inducted Dr. Sherril Gelmon, Professor of Health Systems Management and Policy at OHSU and PSU School of Public Health, as a member during an Induction Ceremony at the International Association for Research on Service-learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) Annual Conference. The ceremony was held Monday, September 26, at the Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel.
The mission of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) is to provide expertise to policymakers, higher education institutions and organizations, community leaders, and national and international entities interested in addressing complex societal issues through the effective engagement of higher education with community members and organizations. To do so, ACES selects as members persons in communities and higher education institutions who have been recognized by their peers as exceptional in their accomplishments in engagement. Members then draw on that expertise to further the application of engagement for addressing the challenges and issues of community and higher education partners.
Ms. Patricia M. Sobrero, President of the ACES Board of Directors, presented a blown glass engagement trophy to Dr. Sherril Gelmon recognizing her lifetime commitment to mutually beneficial engagement with communities outside the university. Dr. Gelmon was nominated by Dr. Cathy Jordan, ACES Founding Member, Editor, CES4Health and University of Minnesota; Dr. Sarena Seifer, Executive Director Emerita of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health; Dr. Linda Norman, Dean, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing; and Dr. Burton Bargerstock, ACES Founding Member, Chair, IARSLCE and Michigan State University.