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Hicks honored by NC Campus Compact

Receives 2015 Sigmon Service-Learning Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 by UNCG Research.
Hicks, center, at CC-ED dedication. Photo by Kristin MedlinHicks, center, at CC-ED dedication. Photo by Kristin Medlin

Redacted from UNCG NOW article “Travis Hicks will be honored by NC Campus Compact”

On Feb. 18 Travis Hicks received North Carolina Campus Compact’s 2015 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award. He is UNCG’s second recipient of the Sigmon Award, with Dr. Spoma Jovanovic receiving the award two years ago.

As a UNCG assistant professor of Interior Architecture, Hicks fully embraces community engagement pedagogy, focusing his scholarship and teaching on projects that advance social justice. Hicks works with undergraduate and graduate students, encouraging them to become engaged citizen designers pursuing projects that are inclusive and participatory.

In 2014, Hicks helped launch the Center for Community-Engaged Design (CC-ED) in the Glenwood neighborhood near UNCG to connect students and faculty with community members and partners, engaging diverse stakeholders in design processes that address specific and often critical needs.

He received UNCG’s Mary Francis Stone Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and the College of Arts & Sciences Teaching Excellence Award in 2013.

Campus Compact is a coalition that promotes public and community service that develops students’ citizenship skills, helps campuses forge effective community partnerships, and provides resources and training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and community-based learning into the curriculum.

Read the full article at http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/travis-hicks-campus-compact.