Call for Nominations for Opal Mann Green Award

The Office of Outreach and Engagement, the Engagement Operations Council, and the Academy of Outstanding Faculty in Extension and Engagement are pleased to announce the annual call for nominations for the Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award due March 24, 2023 (deadline extended).  

The Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award recognizes and memorializes Dr. Opal Mann Green’s distinguished leadership and dedication to the values of:

  • Using democracy in the classroom, in the community, and at home,
  • Creating inclusionary teams, and
  • Community-based learning and mutually-beneficial action around local issues valued by community members. 

This annual recognition is awarded to a team (or teams) of individuals whose significant contributions and accomplishments have demonstrated excellence as engaged scholars who practice collaborative democratic strategies reflected in the Kellogg Commission Seven Part Test.

The seven characteristics include responsiveness, respect for partners, academic neutrality, accessibility, integration, coordination, and resource partnerships. (See this document for more information.) The recognition will reward authentic teamwork across the organizational structures within the university and community. It will reflect programs that have been valued by the community and mutually beneficial to partners.

Team(s), recognized for their excellence by winning the Opal Mann Green Engagements and Scholarship Award, are eligible for nomination during a subsequent year for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Awards and the C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Awards.

Please nominate worthy teams in your college and/or unit. Also, please share this call with your faculty and staff, so that deserving teams are nominated. The deadline for submission is March 24, 2023 (deadline extended). Guidelines for the application process can be viewed here.

If you have any questions, please contact Julia Kardos at