Lauren Kirkpatrick

Aug 7, 2018

Sarah Desmarais Named Director of NC State’s Center for Family and Community Engagement

Sarah Desmarais has been named director of NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement.

May 18, 2018

Humanities and Social Sciences Staff Recognized for Excellence and Service

The college recognized six staff members for 2018 Awards for Excellence during an annual luncheon celebrating all staff and their service to Humanities and Social Sciences.

Jun 29, 2017

NC State Group Pushing to Help Revamp NC’s Foster Care System

NC State's Center for Family and Community Engagement is helping revamp the state's child welfare system so that recipients of services have a voice. The state is establishing an advisory council of child welfare participants.

Apr 20, 2016

Staff Celebrated, Thanked at Annual Event

The college held its annual Awards for Excellence luncheon April 19 to recognize and celebrate Humanities and Social Sciences staff. Seven staff members were nominated by their peers or supervisors for the college's 2016 Awards for Excellence. Nominations were based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism and human relations. During the luncheon, the college also recognized noted staff members who have reached milestone years in their careers with the state.

May 14, 2014

CHASS Staff Awards 2014

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon on April 29, 2014, to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Latonya Tucker, executive assistant in the Department of History, and Claudia Kearney, a trainer in the Center for Family and Community Engagement, were this year's winners. Update June 18, 2014: Claudia Kearney of the Center for Family and Community Engagement was selected as one of five employees of North Carolina State University to represent the university at the state level Awards for Excellence.

May 14, 2013

CHASS Staff Awards 2013

The college held its annual Awards of Excellence luncheon to recognize and honor CHASS staff, whose efforts, competence, and enthusiasm keep the college humming. Nominations for the Awards for Excellence are based on achievement in outstanding service, innovation, public service, safety, heroism, and human relations.

Feb 10, 2012

Giving Voice to Children and Families

Joan Pennell serves as lead guest editor for a special issue of Child Welfare, the country’s leading journal on the topic. The issue, “Taking Child and Family Rights Seriously” highlights family engagement in child welfare, and Pennell is an expert in the topic. Pennell, an NC State professor of social work, directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement.