Glenn Sterner, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Abington and recent Criminal Justice Center Postdoctoral Scholar Alumni received the Penn State Community Engagement and Scholarship Award. Dr. Sterner received this award for the Share Your Opioid Story initiative which works to address stigma in partnership with the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The Penn State Community Engagement and Scholarship Award recognizes an outstanding engaged scholarship initiative that best exemplifies Penn State’s commitment to the ideal of an engaged institution-an institution that has redesigned its learning, discovery, and engagement functions to become even more involved with its communities through reciprocity and mutual respect among partners. This award is endorsed by the Provost and supported by the University Council on Engaged Scholarship and the Faculty Senate Committee on Outreach. Dr. Sterner received this award on April 2, at the Faculty/Staff Awards Recognition ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn. Upon receiving this award, The Share Your Opioid Story outreach project is entered into a pool of national outreach projects to be considered for further recognition.
From left to right: Taylor Miller, Madison Miller, Gary Zajac, Criminal Justice Research Center Managing Director, Glenn Sterner, Assistant Professor PSU Abington, Criminal Justice Research Center Postdoctoral Scholar Alumni, Jen Smith, Secretary of the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Madeline Richard, Erin Bergner