Fri. Nov 22nd, 2019

Coates & Jarrett win state awards

On April 6, the presidents of all our Utah campuses of Higher Education gathered at the Delta Center to recognize one student and one faculty member from each of their campuses that has shown outstanding efforts to be involved in combining coursework, with critical community needs.

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On April 6, the presidents of all our Utah campuses of Higher Education gathered at the Delta Center to recognize one student and one faculty member from each of their campuses that has shown outstanding efforts to be involved in combining coursework, with critical community needs.
“Utah Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to service-learning with Utah as the only state where every campus is on board and also where legislative money has been appropriated to further this cause,” said Utah Campus Compact Chair, President Michael Benson. Executive Director, Linda Dunn shared this definition of academic service-learning as a potent combination of meaningful service to the community, academically rigorous classroom education and deliberate, structured reflection so that students connect what they are learning to the service performed. Service learning is not just about ‘going out and doing good.’ It involves learning and intellectual skills, performing needed service and producing real results. Service learning provides students with the skills and virtues that enable them to participate fully in a civil society and continue to the sustainability of our democracy.
Joining with the presidents at the Annual Recognition event were faculty, students, staff, administrators and legislators. Larry H. Miller awarded the 2004 Engaged Community Citizen, John C. Pingree Jr. and State Senator Leonard Blackham also received an award for his commitment to Utah Campus Compact and his support with the recent Legislative Appropriation.
Following the recognition ceremony the Thayne Center held their “Utah Service Symposium 2004” exhibit. Each campus had a certain amount of students enter their thoughts of service though writing, dancing, movies, art, or any way they could express themselves.
Out of all the entries submitted five were awarded $100 checks for their pieces. In Creative Writing category it was Jennifer Jarrett, from CEU with a poem called, “Mentoring Sheri.” In the Personal Narrative category Hali Coates from CEU was awarded for her piece entitled, “A Revelation.” In Visual Arts, William Chatwin, U of U student with his “Legacy of Service – Eternal Flame” portrait. Performing Arts was taken by Mandy Tippetts, from BYU for her dance, also in Documentary Arts, AmeriCorps and the Medically Undeserved in Utah were recognized for their piece.

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