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Annual Service-Learning Symposium to go Digital
Posted 04/20/2020 04:19PM

The 8th annual Service-Learning Symposium at the College of Coastal Georgia will be presented in a fully digital format for the first time this year. The symposium is set to go live online on Monday, April 27 starting at 9 a.m. College faculty, students, staff, community partners, and the community at-large will have the opportunity to virtually attend the symposium.

The Service-Learning Symposium highlights service-learning projects at the College. Through partnerships between Coastal Georgia and community agencies, students in service-learning classes reinforce classroom instruction by applying what they have learned to address a need in the community. Attendees will have access to online presentations of projects from the past academic year—fall 2019 and spring 2020—and learn how service-learning students' and faculty members' works have a direct, positive impact on the Brunswick-Golden Isles community. The Center for Service-Learning hopes that the symposium will spark ideas for future projects and collaborations.

The winners of the annual Excellence in Service-Learning Awards will also be announced. The awards honor faculty, students, and community partners who have displayed excellence in contributing to a service-learning project.

This year's symposium will look different compared to recent years, but Director of Service-Learning Dr. Kimberly Mannahan felt it was important to showcase the large amount of collaborations, planning, and effort it takes to implement a service-learning project.

"I am thrilled that we found an alternative format within which to host our annual Service-Learning Symposium. The students have completed inspiring work that should be shared with fellow students, faculty, and our community, especially during this challenging time," Mannahan said.

"The Symposium is often particularly meaningful for students at Coastal Georgia because they are able to reflect on the impact projects have on themselves, their learning, and on the community," Associate Director of Service-Learning Dr. Cody Cocchi said. "The posters and other digital media also allow students to practice presenting their service-learning endeavors in a professional atmosphere, encouraging students to think deeply about their experiences. Faculty, students, and community partners have put a lot of time into making these projects successful, and we want to honor their commitment and showcase their work."

The Service-Learning Symposium will be available online at, starting at 9 a.m. Projects and presentations will remain accessible after the symposium.

Who: Center for Service-Learning at the College of Coastal Georgia

What: 8th Annual Service-Learning Symposium

When: Monday, April 27, starting at 9 a.m.

Where: Presenting online at

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