Congratulations to Karen Bruns, who on Oct. 7 was inducted as one of the 14 inaugural members of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) at the 2014 Engagement Scholarship Consortium meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Bruns is the assistant director of OSU Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences program and is the leader of OSU CARES.
Bruns “is a grounded servant leader of community engagement scholarship and is a major leader strengthening the movement,” the academy’s website says. “She consistently and courageously endorses and models community engagement scholarship across the structural silos of higher education and within communities. Her team successes provide the foundation for ACES.”
The academy, its website also says, works “to serve the public good by recognizing and contributing to high-quality scholarship that — in active collaboration with participating community partners — has a positive impact on complex societal needs and issues.”
The 14 inaugural members “all represent public research universities, and many of them have played leadership roles in advancing the outreach and engagement agenda of APLU and member universities,” says a story in A Public Voice, the newsletter of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.