Champion for the Liberal Arts in Washington State (CLAWS)

This award is designed to honor individuals and institutions in Washington State that advocate for the value of the liberal arts.

2017 Organizational Winner

Washington Campus Compact

The 2017 Organizational CLAWS Award goes to the Washington Campus Compact. WACC’s mission includes “advancing the public purpose of colleges and universities” and “educating students for civic and social responsibility”. WACC works particularly diligently to bring theory to practice by promoting creative opportunities for service learning and, by doing so, to allow students to help solve important community problems.

2017 Individual Winner

Jody Segal, Faculty Librarian at Green River College

Ms. Segal was nominated by Rebecca Williamson, VP of Instruction at Green River College, for her work to promote and advance the liberal arts across the campus community. As coordinator of the One Book project, Ms. Segal assists in the selection of a text that addresses student diversity, and then organizes events and resources centered around the text’s theme. Ms. Segal also weaves the liberal arts into the library’s resource guides for all disciplines, and contributes to humanities projects, including a joint project with The White River Valley Museum. According to VP Williamson, Ms. Segal “is truly a champion for the liberal arts and the humanities. Her work has affected our diverse campus and community deeply.”

How to Nominate

Any Washington State resident can nominate an individual and/or an organization for the Award.  Each nomination must be submitted on a separate form. WaCLA is particularly interested in receiving nominations of individuals and institutions demonstrating commitment to working with diverse student and community populations.

Michael Zimmerman
Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Evergreen State College

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