The Alumni Public Service Award honors a faculty or staff member whose work has made a significant impact on the Knoxville-area community.
For more than 10 years, Robert Kronick has devoted his time and engaged in creative fundraising to develop full-service programs at three Title I schools in Knoxville. The schools provide medical and dental care, tutoring, counseling, and after-school and summer enrichment programs to more than 2,100 students and their families. His efforts have also provided meaningful clinical and research experience to the approximately 300 undergraduate and graduate students who have worked with him each year to implement the full-service school programs. Kronick, a professor of educational psychology and counseling, has published widely about the importance of partnerships between universities and the community in school reform and procured over $1.5 million in funding to support his work.