Pitch In awardees announced


On Feb. 11, 2019, 20 groups participated in a rapid-fire set of presentations that highlighted community engagement across the university. The event was a wonderful way to highlight community engagement as an essential mission of the university, and to demonstrate the amazing work taking place on campus. Senior Vice Presidents Dan Reed and Michael Good hosted the event as part of this year’s Carnegie Community Engagement reaccreditation process.

All the projects represented the depth and breadth of community engagement provided by campus entities, and judges selected awardees based on reciprocity with community partners, novelty and impact.

The following programs received financial awards:

  • First Star Academy (Alexa Hudson): $2,500
  • Air Quality and U (Kerry Kelly): $2,500
  • SLC PrEP is Free (Adam Spivak, M.D.): $1,000
  • Dennehotso Sweat Equity Project (José Galarza): $1,000
  • Prepping for High School: Reading Intervention at Granite Park Junior High (Kelly Robbins and Karen Morgan): $1,000
  • “We are Murray” Urban Artsworks Mural Project (Valerie Kim Martinez): $1,000
  • Bridging Borders: Case Management Certificate Program (Aster Tecle): $1,000