8/24/2007

Warner Alumna Honored for Excellence with 2007 Goergen Award

Warner Alumna Honored for Excellence with 2007 Goergen Award


Jody Asbury, College dean of students and director of the Rochester Center for Community Leadership at the University of Rochester, will be recognized and presented with this year’s Goergen Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Learning during the College’s annual Convocation at noon on Friday, Sept. 7.

Since she became dean in 2001, Asbury has encouraged the community engagement of undergraduates by creating courses, fellowships, and community-based programs such as The Rochester Youth Year, which offers students a variety of non-traditional learning opportunities. She has developed programs that have brought national recognition and awards to the University. From her early days directing freshman orientation and creating the first Wilson Day to her duties as the sexual harassment intercessor, Asbury’s work has been innovative and collaborative. She earned her doctoral degree from the Warner School.

The Goergen Awards acknowledge excellence by faculty and staff in supporting undergraduates and their learning in and outside the classroom. Presented since 1997, the awards are named for and sponsored by trustee and former board chairman Robert B. Goergen and his wife, Pamela.

Read more about the 2007 Goergen Awards.

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