Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award Nominations Due March 15

A man with glasses in a dark suit holds an award with a star on it. He is surrounded by other people smiling as they pose for the award.
Dr. Walt Wofram’s Language and Life Project team members, winners of the 2023 Opal Mann Green Award.

The Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award was established in 2010 to recognize and memorialize 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 (pdf). The seven characteristics include responsiveness, respect for partners, academic neutrality, accessibility, integration, coordination, and resource partnerships. The recognition rewards authentic teamwork across the organizational structures within the university and community. It reflects programs that have been valued by the community and mutually beneficial to partners.

Submission deadline: 5pm, Friday, March 15, 2024

For more information on the award, including how to submit a nomination, can be found here: https://oe.ncsu.edu/omgaward.