The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning recognizes the importance of the national movement in higher education for greater involvement in civic engagement. Cynthia Johnston Turner is one of two faculty members at Cornell who is “significantly impacting undergraduate, professional, or graduate education at Cornell by involving students in challenging service-learning programs.” She was recognized for the on-going CU Winds/Costa Rica project as well as the design of “Music Leadership and Service Learning–” a new course offering for students involved in the project. The $5000 award will help the CU Winds/Costa Rica Project in 2010, as well as enable more local service project efforts.