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2012 Social, Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Awards presented to Minnesota State Mankato student, alumna, professor

Recipients of 2012 College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Awards were honored recently at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

2012-05-02
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-24-12]

Recipients of 2012 College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Awards were honored recently at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences advisory board annually chooses and honors a student leader, a distinguished alumna/alumnus, and a distinguished professor. This year’s honorees are:

  • Alicia Reyes (Sociology and Corrections), College of Social & Behavioral Sciences student leader;
  • David Childs (Geography and Urban and Regional Studies), College of Social & Behavioral Sciences distinguished alumnus;
  • Barbara Keating (Sociology and Corrections), College of Social & Behavioral Sciences distinguished professor.

The board makes its selections from nominations submitted by faculty, staff and students.

Keating has been a faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Corrections for 30 years. During that time, she has served in many roles, including acting dean of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences and acting dean of Graduate Studies. Keating has dedicated her time to working with students in and out of the classroom. Whether it may be career advice or making a decision on graduate school, they are always seeking out her wisdom.

Childs graduated from Minnesota State Mankato in December 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in geography and minor in urban studies. He received his master’s degree in urban and regional studies from Minnesota State Mankato in June 1974. He started his career at an entry-level planning position immediately after graduation and continued to excel in his work. He is now the immediate past president of the International City and County Managers and is embarking upon a new public awareness campaign, “Life, Well Run.” The campaign intends to create better opportunities, partnerships and professional growth opportunities.

Reyes is a corrections major from Albert Lea, Minn. She is the current president of the Minnesota State Mankato Corrections Club and has done a variety of volunteer work. She has volunteered with probation officers, with Minnesota State Mankato’s Campus Kitchen program and with Mankato’s Theresa House and Welcome Inn, housing programs for the homeless.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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