The College for Health, Community and Policy is proud to announce Gina Amatangelo, a full-time Lecturer III in the Public Administration Department was the winner of the 2019-20 Richard S. Howe Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenured-Track Faculty, announced at the University Excellence Awards. This award recognizes faculty who provide exemplary, signature experiences for undergraduate students. While Gina has provided a number of such experiences, the award was focused on the Civic Leadership Academy that her students produced at Lanier High School for four consecutive semesters, from Fall 2017 through Spring 2019. This project, which Gina solely designed, is a significant component of PAD 3073 Civic Leadership Seminar, the capstone course for the Department’s Minor in Civic Engagement. Starting out with our students helping the high-schoolers with admission applications and financial aid forms, the Academy grew organically into something greater, with all participants engaged in an organized dialogue elaborating the link between institutions of higher education and community.