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Innovation in Experiential Education Award Winners

This award includes a $500 honorarium and an opportunity to present their work at a University-wide event. Learn more about the IEE award nomination/application process.

Alberto Pulido

Alberto Pulido 2014 winner!

Professor of Ethnic Studies, Alberto Pulido, has won the 2014 Innovation in Community Engagement Award for his work on the Chicano Park Mural Documentation Project. Dr. Pulido’s work documents each of the park’s murals by producing a comprehensive map with corresponding pages describing when the mural was created and a list of contributing artists. The project was innovative for its content but also in how students, faculty, and community were interwoven as stakeholders in the project. For a preview of the project please see

Justine Rapp 2014 winner!

Dr. Rapp, Assistant Professor of Marketing developed two experiential learning projects for her Digital Marketing and Social Media course. These projects provide the necessary link between consumer theory and business practice. Students work with non-profit organizations to create paid advertising campaigns that are run on Google throughout the semester. Students develop ad campaigns and make decisions based on data collected through the Google platform. They also work with 6 small businesses in the San Diego area in developing a digital marketing portfolio. Students are required to meet with clients one-on-one to gain a comprehensive understanding of their business offerings, subsequently developing a complete digital marketing package.