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Building a Culture of Engaged Learning

Georgia College Public Achievement. Students in Dr. Jan Clark's Public Achievement course coach elementary students in civic action. [Read More]

Theatre as Social Change. Students in Dr. Karen Berman's GC2Y course develop performances with nursing and Early College students. [Read More]

GC signs MOU with EPA. Georgia College signed an MOU with the EPA and the City of Eatonton to participate in the College/Underserved Community Partnership. [Read More]

Nursing students provide medical care in Honduras. A cohort of graduate and undergraduate students provided medical care and supplies in Honduras under the direction of Dr. Sallie Coke. [Read More]

Local heroes part of Citizen Soldier Project. Dr. Katie Simon's Public Memory (GC1Y) students interviewed local veterans to preserve their stories in a collaboration with artist, Jack Leamy. [Read More]

Service-learning from Milledgeville to Costa Rica. Students in Cynthia Orms study abroad course collect school supplies for a school in Costa Rica will learning about communities and environmental sustainability. [Read More]

Georgia College recognizes first C-bEL fellows. Georgia College has announced its first Community-based Engaged Learning (C-bEL) Fellows for their continued work involving students in community engagement projects. [Read the Fellows' Bios]

ENGAGE Welcomes first Apprentice Cohort. Ten GC faculty and staff will participate in the inaugural ENGAGE Apprentice Cohort through the Community-based Engaged Learning (C-bEL) workshop series.  Participants will attend workshops over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year, as they design a Community-based Engaged Learning experience for GC students. Participants receive stipends for participating in the cohort and for implementation of their C-bEL experience. Each participant will report his or her work in the form of an implementation proposal, which will serve as a mini-grant application if the participant decides to pursue funding for implementation. The 2014-2015 Apprentice Cohort are:

  • Marcela Chiorescu, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
  • Peggy Elliott, Assistant Professor of French
  • Robin Lewis, Director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects
  • Chavonda Mills, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Katie Simon, Assistant Professor of English
  • Emily Simonavice, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
  • Susan Steele, Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Allison VandeVoort, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
  • Erin Weston, Coordinator of the Bridge Scholars Program
  • Elaine Whitaker, Professor of English & Chair of English and Rhetoric

Innovative Course Offers Students an Opportunity to Create Community Partnerships. A collaboration between sociology and art faculty provides students with an opportunity to engage with the local community through the development of a community mural.

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Study abroad trip focuses on service learning. A group of health science students spent two weeks in the Central American country of Belize this summer. The students participated in service and community-based learning initiatives each day including health fairs working with an HIV/AIDS awareness group, volunteering to help build an orphanage and working with local high school coaches at a clinic. [Read More]

Bobcats Against Hunger reaching beyond goals. Georgia College sophomores Sofia Papa and McKenzie Fisher were inspired to begin Bobcats Against Hunger after attending a Hunger Project hosted by the national non-profit Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) in September. At that event, the two students met Kara Teresi, a GC alumna and FCE program coordinator. [Visit the Bobcats Against Hunger facebook page]

PR Students Raise More Than $20,000 For Local Nonprofits. Georgia College students teamed up with the Milledgeville chapters of Habitat for Humanity and Communities in Schools to raise more than $20,000 on Georgia Gives Day in November. Two teams of six from Dr. Kristin English’s public relations campaigns’ course worked with the nonprofits on a semester-long project including fundraising for Georgia Gives Day. [Read More]

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