The North Carolina Campus Compact has presented Associate Professor of Communication Alessandra Von Burg with the 2019 Engaged Faculty Award. Von Burg also chairs the Department of East Asian Languages and Culture.
The compact is a network of 39 colleges and universities committed to civic and community engagement. According to the compact, “the award recognizes an outstanding faculty member in the NC Campus Compact network who demonstrates excellence in community-based teaching, research and scholarship; leadership of campus-wide efforts; and development of strong partnerships with the community.”
Von Burg was recognized for her achievements at the compact’s annual Presidents Forum and PACE Conference.
According to the compact, “Von Burg embeds service-learning and community engagement in the courses she teaches and has helped institutionalize community engagement within the broader undergraduate curriculum.”
The compact recognized Von Burg, in part, for her role in creating the Academic & Community Engaged (ACE) course designation, organizing the Every Campus a Refuge Chapter at Wake Forest, serving on the Refugee Advisory Coalition, advising the Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees, and serving on the board as vice-chair of El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services. She is also the co-principal investigator for the Benjamin Franklin Transatlantic Fellows (BF TF) Summer Institute.