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Three separate cohorts of students in my COMRT 260 course (Media Theory & Practice) took on food poverty in Crawford County. Here's a summary of their efforts.
"Growing Hearts. Growing Minds" was a global collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bombay Mid-town in India, to support the educational initiatives attached to a larger watershed sustainability initiative in Baste tribal village.
To use classroom skills in addressing community needs is a valued goal in my courses. Learn about two class projects and what students gained from them.
I serve on the Board of Directors of the Crawford County Historical Society in the heritage town of Meadville in north-west Pennsylvania.
Since 2012 I have been teaching high school students and senior citizens as part of the "Creating Landscapes" enhancement program by retired Allegheny College Dance Professor Jan Hyatt.
In Fall 2012, with the help of a Fahrner Grant through the Provost's Office, I was able to design my First Year Seminar around a living and learning community that explored & participated in local and global sustainability projects.
Appointed as the Provost's Liaison for the Sustained Dialogues (SD) and Civility initiative for employees at Allegheny College (Fall 2017-Fall 2018). Also Chaired the SD Steering Committee.
Faculty advisor for the Allegheny College Rotaract Club and member of the Meadville Rotary AM Club.
Part of the 2021-2023 Bonner Community-Engaged Learning Community Partner/Faculty Development Cohort at Allegheny College, collaborating with community partners to develop courses with built-in community outreach projects.
The Global Citizen Scholars' 2020-2024 Cohort on "Empowering Women" and the Meadville Women's Services Inc. will partner together in Spring 2021 on four remote community projects.