Congratulations to Sarina Saturn for receiving the University of Portland’s 2019-2020 Service Award. The candidates for the 2020 Faculty Service Award were excellent this year, with three different candidates receiving a first-place vote. After rigorous analysis, discussion, and reflection, the Committee on Committees decided that Saturn’s contributions stood above the rest.
Saturn’s extensive volunteer work with UP faculty and staff, student groups, nonprofit organizations, and professional societies focuses on issues of diversity, nonviolence, training new scientists, and mental health. She is dedicated to helping communities foster social connection, empathy, compassion, resilience, and healing. She has been a key driver behind the implementation of University of Portland’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. According to committee chair Mark Meckler, “Professor Saturn consistently serves causes of peace, respect, and care. She actively pushes back against violence, scorn and social ignorance. Her colleagues enthusiastically applaud and support her tireless service efforts. She has previously been honored with the athletic department’s “Difference” award and ASUP’s advisor of the year award. Her service efforts and outcomes are an inspiration to her students and her colleagues.”
For more information contact Meckler at firstname.lastname@example.org.