Awards

World Without Genocide and Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy, Executive Director, have received city, state, regional, and national recognition:

Awards and Honors for Dr. Ellen J. Kennedy

  • Human Rights Award from the United Nations Office of Church Women United, 2015
  • Woman of Achievement from DKG, an international women educators’ society, 2014
  • Rotarian of the Year from Minneapolis University Rotary Club, 2012-2013
  • Nominee, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty from William Mitchell College of Law, 2012
  • Change-Maker from The Minnesota Women’s Press, 2010
  • Community Service Staff Award from the University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Jane Addams Outstanding Women’s Service Award from the Midwest Sociological Society, 2010
  • Outstanding Citizen Award from the Anne Frank Center, New York, 2009
  • Tom Oye Human Rights Award from the City of Edina, Minnesota 2007
  • Higher Education Leader of the Year Award from the National Society for Experiential Education, 2004
  • Fulbright Senior Specialist, 2006-2011
  • Global Citizenship Award from the University of St. Thomas, 2002
  • Research Service Award from the University of St. Thomas, 1987

 

Awards and Honors for World Without Genocide

  • Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award, 2014
  • Winner, Minnesota Idea Open for Tents of Witness: Genocide and Conflict, 2012
  • Finalist, Anti-Racism Mission Award from the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, 2012
  • Certificate of Recognition from the Office of the Governor, State of Minnesota, 2012
  • Presidents’ Community Organization Award from William Mitchell College of Law, 2011
  • Regional Emmy award nomination for Children of Genocide:  Five Who Survived, documentary co-produced with Twin Cities Public Television, 2010
  • Outstanding Community Service Award from the University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Social Action Award from the Midwest Sociological Society, 2009
  • Minnesota Association of Fundraising Professionals Award, 2007