Dr. Talentino, finalist for Leadership Award

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Thursday May 03, 2012

Dr. Karen Talentino, vice president for Academic Affairs at Saint Michael’s College, was named a finalist for the Campus Leadership for Civic Engagement Award presented by Vermont Campus Compact at their 2012 Statewide Awards Ceremony held April 12 in the Capitol Conference Center in Montpelier.

Dr. Talentino, a biologist, was cited for promoting public engagement at Saint Michael’s by bringing service activities into the college curriculum and by advancing a vision of higher education as a public good. She did this through creating initiatives in the SMC strategic plan that support expanding service learning, staffing a full-time community engaged learning office, faculty development opportunities and more.

Because of the leadership of Dr. Talentino, Saint Michael’s received the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s elective “Community Engagement” classification.

Dr. Talentino and her husband reside in South Burlington.

SOURCE: Saint Michael’s College