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Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley’s proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged teaching, research in the public interest, and campus-community partnership.

Chancellor Christ with 2021-2022 award recipients

Important Dates

Nomination for 2022-2023 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service

Coming soon

Nomination for 2022-2023 Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Awards

Coming soon

Award Descriptions

Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement

These four public service awards honor the work of an undergraduate student, a graduate student, a student group, and a staff member for their contributions to the community. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Mather Good Citizen Award

Selected from the nominees for the Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement, this award recognizes a graduating senior for their service and awards $1,500 to the recipient. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Chancellor’s Award for Research in the Public Interest

This award honors research by faculty that addresses critical needs and issues affecting local, state, national, or global communities. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Teaching

This award honors leadership by faculty in developing or teaching community-engaged courses or in engaging students in community-based research. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Chancellor’s Award for Campus-Community Partnership

This award honors campus-community partnerships and University-sponsored programs that improve the quality of life in our community. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students

This award honors an undergraduate or graduate undocumented student, or student ally, who has performed exemplary service pertaining to undocumented communities. Recipients are awarded $1,000 in recognition of their work. Award information and criteria for nomination.

Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Underrepresented Students

This award honors an undergraduate or graduate underrepresented student, or student ally, who has performed exemplary service pertaining to underrepresented communities. Recipients are awarded $1,000 in recognition of their work. Award information and criteria for nomination.

2021-2022 Award Recipients and Bio

Award Category Recipients Major / Department
Undergraduate Student – Civic Engagement Tina Marie McClain Social Welfare
Graduate Student – Civic Engagement Alex Mabanta Law/Jurisprudence and Social Policy (PhD program)
Mather Good Citizen Award Shani Shay African American Studies/Education
Student Group – Civic Engagement the California Health Professional Student Alliance Berkeley (CaHPSA)  n/a
Student Group – Civic Engagement Underground Scholars Initiative  n/a
Staff – Civic Engagement Charles D. Brown II Physics
Faculty – Research in the Public Interest Joseph Lewnard School of Public Health
Faculty – Research in the Public Interest Steven Weber and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity  School of Information
Faculty – Community Engaged Teaching Stephanie Campos-Bui Berkeley Law
Faculty – Community Engaged Teaching Anibel Ferus-Comelo Labor Center, Goldman School of Public Policy
Campus-Community Partnership Pathways to Four-Year Universities  n/a
Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Undocumented Students Stephanie Rodriguez  Sociology
Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Award for Service to Underrepresented Students Arlyn Y. Moreno Luna Graduate School of Education
 
Contact Information

Chancellor’s Award Committee
serviceawards@berkeley.edu

 

Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau with 2021-2022 Birgeneau award recipients