Joanna Papadakis ’21 honored for town-gown innovation
By Gary Stewart

Joanna Papadakis ’21 has received the 2021 Cornell Campus-Community Leadership Award, an annual honor given by the Division of University Relations to a graduating senior who has shown exceptional town-gown leadership and innovation.

Papadakis, a senior in the College of Human Ecology, was joined by family, friends and Cornell staff and faculty at the award’s first virtual ceremony, hosted by Joel Malina, vice president for university relations.

“Over the last year, in concert with the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, Joanna has focused on development of a coordinated worst-case emergency plan for Tompkins County, in collaboration with the Tompkins County Health Department and Office of the Medical Examiner,” Malina said. “It’s not a happy topic, but basically needed ‘what if’ scenario-building that has been very much appreciated by off-campus professionals.”

Read the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.