Palmar Álvarez-Blanco wins Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award

Álvarez-Blanco is Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship and professor of Spanish at Carleton.

1 May 2024 Posted In:
Headshot of Palmar Alvarez-Blanco.

Palmar Álvarez-Blanco, Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship and professor of Spanish, has been selected for a Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award. The awards are hosted by Seed Coalition, formerly Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact, which invites a network of colleges and universities to recognize outstanding work in civic and community engagement each year.

The Presidents’ Civic Engagement Leadership Award recognizes people who have significantly advanced their campus’ distinctive civic mission by forming strong partnerships, supporting others’ civic and community engagement, and working to institutionalize a culture and practice of engagement.

As Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship, Álvarez-Blanco has introduced two strategic initiatives to strengthen the community of public scholars at Carleton. She has increased the visibility of this mode of scholarship and its many expressions through the Media Library for Public Scholarship and the Day of Public Scholarship, both of which are designed to continue on beyond her fellowship. She brings an organizer’s mindset to her work, always finding ways to help more people (faculty, staff, and students) see how they can and do contribute to public scholarship and higher education’s public purpose.

Learn more about the awards and read the 2024 celebration program.