The Lindquist Award, which was established in 2007, is given annually to a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to mentoring Weber State University students in learning through community involvement.
“The GEO program provides students with a powerful experience on the global stage by working with ambassadors, ministers and humanitarian officials who promote international economic and social cooperation plus development,” Rich said. “Because students are learning on-site they gain an understanding of how the UN resolves international issues, how policy is developed, how grassroots organizations operate and how they can assist disadvantaged people in developing countries.”
On a local level, Rich partnered her geography students with the Friends of the Great Salt Lake School Curriculum Program. Together they developed original seventh-grade environmental, educational material that connected Great Salt Lake concepts with Utah social studies core curriculum.
Rich was selected for the Lindquist Award by a committee of faculty, staff, trustees, community partners and students. She will be formally honored at a special awards luncheon, where student volunteers will also be honored.
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