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The M. Edward Jones Engagement Award was created to recognize an individual, group or project for excellence in leadership, commitment to quality, tireless service and dedication to lifelong learning in fulfilling the outreach mission of the University of Southern Indiana.

Outreach and Engagement Mission:
USI Outreach and Engagement connects with the community, turning ideas into real opportunities. We are listeners, innovators, educators and collaborators who enhance bonds between community, government, businesses, organizations and individuals, responding to their needs and fostering learning and growth.

USI Mission:
USI is an engaged learning community committed to exceptional education. We exist to provide an educated citizenry that can engage in a civil manner within a community with divergent ideas and cultural differences. We prepare our students to lead and make positive contributions to our state, their communities, and to be lifetime learners in a diverse and global society.

Previous Recipients:
2015 - Dr. M. Edward Jones, Outreach and Engagement
2016 - Linda Cleek, Outreach and Engagement
2017 - Dr. Kathy Elpers, Social Work
2018 - Dr. Jeffery Seyler, Chemistry
2019 - Dr. Rick Hudson, Mathematics
2020 - Dr. Paul Kuban, Engineering
2021 - SwISTEM Resource Center
2022 - Dr. Kelly Sparks, Teacher Education
2023 - Charmaine McDowell, Outreach and Engagement