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Excellence in AmeriCorps Service Award

Excellence in AmeriCorps Service Award

The Excellence in AmeriCorps Service Award recognizes an AmeriCorps Member at a CCMW member institution who demonstrates exemplary campus and community leadership and compelling personal, professional, and academic growth as a result of her or his AmeriCorps service.

2014 Engagement Awards
Jennifer Paz, M.Ed., M.A., University of Denver
Saturday, March 1, 2014


This isn’t a story about war, about the wounds—both visible and invisible—that soldiers are left to carry after war, or the trauma that goes hand in hand with being a soldier.  You won’t find details of battle or unsettling imagery in this tale.  This story is about strength and determination beyond the experience of war; this story embodies the power of self-identity as a veteran.  It’s a story of integrating the person that you once were with the person you are now...