Brunswick, GA – The fourth annual Service-Learning Symposium, Awards Ceremony, Poster Showcase and Community Partner Exposition was held Wednesday, April 20.
Hosted by the Center for Service-Learning, the event recognized faculty, community partners, and students for Excellence in Service-Learning. Nominations for the awards were gathered from students, faculty members, deans, and department chairs.
"As one of the primary tenets of our mission and what makes the College of Coastal Georgia distinctive, service-learning is an integral part of the education process here." said Dr. Tracy Pellett, Vice President of Academic Affairs. "These integrated educational experiences are highly impactful on our students and accentuate the servant leader philosophy that is so well modeled by our faculty and staff. Today we are grateful to recognize the collaboration of students, faculty and community partners whose investments have benefitted both the College and our community as a whole."
2016 Award Recipients
Excellence in Service-Learning Outstanding Student Awards
Derek Jackson, (Sr., Conyers, GA, American Studies)
"Derek Jackson has been working on a grant for the Oak Grove Cemetery Society for preservation and restoration of the historic cemetery. The work has required him to work closely with the organizational leadership, but to go a step beyond that in figuring out what would be appealing to a grantmaker, and then taking those ideas back to the organization for discussion and approval. He has played the integral role in pulling all of the grant ideas together and making them work. His work is quite professional. He is very deserving of recognition."
Alyssa Lee, (Sr., Brunswick, GA, Psychology)
Excellence in Service-Learning Outstanding Faculty Award
Dawana Gibbs, RN, MSN, CNE, Associate Professor of Nursing
Excellence in Service-Learning Outstanding Community Partner Awards
Glynn County School System
Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Council
Top – College of Coastal Georgia Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tracy Pellett, Derek Jackson, Interim Director of Service-Learning Kimberly
Bottom – College of Coastal Georgia Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Tracy Pellett, Alyssa Lee, Interim Director of Service-Learning Kimberly Mannahan
For Immediate Release