The University of Virginia has announced the recipients of the 2012 Jefferson Public Citizens Awards, and two winning teams of undergraduates will be led by Curry School faculty advisors Edith Lawrence and Nancy Deutsch. This is Lawrence’s fourth consecutive JPC award with an undergraduate team. Deutsch also advised an award team in 2010.
The JPC awards are designed for students who have a commitment to service and would like to connect it to their research. The awards support student stipends, student travel, and project costs. Details of the funded projects follow.
Project Title: Girlfighting: YWLP Relational Aggression
Undergraduates: Audrey Benton, Sarah Scraptura, Tonyette White, Stephanie Kelly, Catherine Nakalyowa
Faculty Advisor: Edith Lawrence
Graduate Mentor: Hillary Morin
Community Partner: Charlottesville City Schools, Gertrude Ivory
Project Title: Hermana a Hermana
Undergraduates: Allison Crouch, Leigh Ann Haley, Holly Reeder, Tam Trinh, Maria Ximena Arguello
Faculty Advisor: Jen Merritt
Graduate Mentor: Janelle Peiffer
Community Partner: Fundacion Amaneceres, Natalie Medina
Project Title: You Can’t Stop the Beat: Developing Sustainable Research Methods for Music Resource Center
Undergraduates: Rebecca Christensen, Allison Cooper, Courtney Fox, William Binion
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Deutsch and Valerie Futch
Community Partner: Music Resource Center, Sibley Johns
The JPC program was identified as a University priority by the Commission for the Future of the University and approved by the Board of Visitors. This year, there are fourteen projects, fifty-nine undergraduates, fifteen faculty advisors, and eight graduate mentors.