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Professors Rowe and Collins honored for 2020 CreateAthon

Apr 28, 2020

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Professors Jessica Collins (left) and Peyton Rowe (right) launched the first virtual CreateAthon this semester..

Robertson School faculty members Peyton Rowe and Jessica Collins have been recognized in the University Excellence in Service-Learning Faculty Award competition and earned an honorable mention for their work with CreateAthon@VCU this year. While the in-person CreateAthon event had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, Rowe, Collins and their students launched the first virtual CreateAthon with great success. 

Dr. Lynn Pelco, associate vice provost of community engagement, wrote to Rowe and Collins that "your application was so strong that the committee created the category of Honorable Mention to recognize your accomplishments and the excellence of your work. I want to thank you ... for all you do to provide high-impact community engaged learning opportunities for VCU students that help our communities to thrive."

This year's CreateAthon was also recognized with an article on the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire.