Main Menu

Stubblefield Civility Club honors three with Civility Award

ISSUED: 4 May 2022

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s Stubblefield Institute Civility Club has selected three winners for its inaugural civility awards for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Karen Green, chair of the Department of Social Work, received the Faculty Civility Award; Andrew Price, associate director of Residence Life, received the Staff Civility Award; and Corey Disney, a criminal justice major from Westminster, Maryland, received the Student Civility Award.

Civility award winners were nominated by the Shepherd University community and voted on by members of the Civility Club.

Photo of Karen Green looking at the camera with trees in the background.The person who nominated Green wrote she deserves the award “for ongoing civility work she does as the previous ombudsperson, but in her daily work as a social work faculty and her general interactions with others in committees such as Senate and A&C (Admissions and Credits committee). She is a role model for active listening and engaging individuals who may have differing narratives and points of view.”

Photo of Andrew Price smiling, looking at the camera, with trees in the background.Price’s nominator said “Andrew’s impact at Shepherd in fostering civil, respectful, open dialogue is profound. His work with administrators, faculty, and staff, and students helps create safe, supportive environments for all. He thinks through outcomes and processes with the aim of creating pathways for mutual respect and collective growth. Andrew works both quietly behind the scenes and front and center when called upon for his expertise. He is always willing to teach, listen, and lead by example. He is dedicated to students, to civility, and to positive social change.”

Headshot of Corey Disney smiling, looking at camera, in front of stone wall.And the person who nominated Disney called him “one of the most well-liked students I have seen at Shepherd. He is respectful to everyone and is eager to engage in conversation with anyone including myself, and other members of the University Police. Corey is the rare individual with an ability to bridge social gaps by his outgoing personality, respect for others’ opinions and views, and a genuine sense that he is interested and concerned for the person to whom he is speaking to. He is the model Shepherd University student.”

The Stubblefield Institute Civility Club (SICC) is a group of students passionate about advancing civil discourse among Shepherd students that are associated with the Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications.

— 30 —