Members of the Department of Politics and Government received recognition for their exemplary service to the department during the pandemic. Jennifer Han, office manager, Erik Rankin, the director of enrollment management and undergraduate studies, and graduate student Gordon Robinson have been selected to receive the Redbirds RISE to the COVID Challenge Award.

The RISE Award was established by the Office of the Provost to recognize the work of faculty, staff and students “who have exemplified one or more of the RISE attributes: Resilience/Resourcefulness, Innovation, Service, and Empathy in the performance of their job functions and, in doing so, have positively impacted the Division of Academic Affairs.”