2017 Distinguished Community Partnership Award

UTRGV honors community partners at awards ceremony

The City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management was one of the community partners awarded for their work with Dr. Dean Kyne in creating a service-learning project on April 20, 2017. Students in Dr. Kyne's course learned about issues the management officials faced and provided researched sustainable solutions. To learn more about this exciting contribution, review Jennifer L. Berghom's story below.

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 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley honored the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management and the United Way of South Texas Wednesday, April 19, with its Distinguished Community Engagement Partner Awards. Pictured in back, from left to right, are Jeanette Ahlenius, board member for United Way of South Texas; Janie Chapa, Dalinda Cardenas, Ramiro Gomez, all from the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management; and Dr. Dean Kyne, UTRGV assistant professor of sociology. Pictured in front, from left to right, are Fidencio Mercado, United Way of South Texas board member and UTRGV clinical associate professor of rehabilitation services and counseling; Celene Gonzalez, City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management; Dr. Doris Mendiola, data and research manager, UTRGV Community Engagement and Assessment; and Cris Trejo, UTRGV assistant vice president for Community Engagement and Assessment. (Photo by Paul Chouy) 

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley honored the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management and the United Way of South Texas Wednesday, April 19, with its Distinguished Community Engagement Partner Awards. Pictured in back, from left to right, are Jeanette Ahlenius, board member for United Way of South Texas; Janie Chapa, Dalinda Cardenas, Ramiro Gomez, all from the City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management; and Dr. Dean Kyne, UTRGV assistant professor of sociology. Pictured in front, from left to right, are Fidencio Mercado, United Way of South Texas board member and UTRGV clinical associate professor of rehabilitation services and counseling; Celene Gonzalez, City of Edinburg Solid Waste Management; Dr. Doris Mendiola, data and research manager, UTRGV Community Engagement and Assessment; and Cris Trejo, UTRGV assistant vice president for Community Engagement and Assessment. (Photo by Paul Chouy) 

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Photo Credit: The City of Edinburg


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Photo Credit: The City of Edinburg


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Photo Credit: The City of Edinburg

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