City State University (ECSU) faculty and staff turned out in
large numbers February 13, 2002 for the fourth annual awards
banquet organized by the Office of Sponsored Programs, Contracts
bi-annual event spotlights outstanding efforts by the faculty
to bring grants and sponsorships to the university. Patricia
Gibbs, Interim Director of Sponsored Programs, Contracts and
Grants organized the event and was pleased with the outcome.
overall purpose of the program was to recognize faculty and
staff for their pursuit of external funding. The program went
extremely well. It met the goal to encourage them to continue
seeking external sources of funding. " Gibbs said. "The
funding will support research, scholarships, curriculum development,
community outreach and the purchase of equipment."
credited the faculty and staff nominated during the banquet
and the category winners with helping the university advance.
The awards banquet will be held every two years to give new
and developing grant writers an opportunity to hone their
grant writing skills and to become eligible for next awards
banquet in 2004.
awards banquet was preceded by a daylong agency expo. Guests
came from federal and state government agencies, corporations
and community organizations. The special events of the day
were panel discussions where agency representatives detailed
their opportunities. The day also included a grant-writing
workshop, "A Comprehensive Approach to Grant Writing."
Approximately 100 people participated in the Agency Expo.