By Stephen Wilson

Thirty-one poster presentations. Eight awards. One engaged campus. One grateful community.

The 10th annual Landis Center for Community Engagement Expo celebrated the work of faculty-driven, community-based learning and research, student leaders, campus volunteers, and community partners.

Together they filled the room with work they have accomplished over the past year, including food access for the West Ward, local watershed education, Aspiration experiences for area elementary students, MOSAIC programming, and Alternative School Break (ASB) service trips.

Art Kney, director of the Landis Center, welcomed Abu Rizvi, provost, who thanked faculty for making their curriculum experiential and students for honoring community engagement as a key value to life at Lafayette.

CCE staff, including Kney, Amber Zuber, director of leadership and service programs, and Chelsea Cefalu, coordinator of community partnerships, then presented awards and recognitions:

Prof. John Kincaid with provost Abu RizviProf. John Kincaid: Distinguished Leadership in Community-Based Teaching and Research Award

Assistant Prof. Trent Gaugler with provost Abu RizviAssistant Prof. Trent Gaugler: Excellence in Community Engagement Pedagogy Award

Jim Toia, director of community-based teaching, with provost Abu RizviJim Toia, director of community-based teaching: Excellence in Community Engagement Pedagogy Award

Ayleen Correa ’19 with Amber ZuberAyleen Correa ’19: Community-Based Learning and Research Prize

Flor de Maria Caceres Godoy ’22 with Amber ZuberFlor de Maria Caceres Godoy ’22: Volunteer of the Year Award

Paige Fenn ’19 with Amber ZuberPaige Fenn ’19: Class of ’97 Community Service Award

Kathryn T. Presto with provost Abu RizviKathryn T. Presto, Easton Area Community Center: Community Partnership Award

Justin Ungerleider ’19 with Chelsea Cefalu, coordinator of community partnershipsJustin Ungerleider ’19: Eleanor Winkey Prize

Elizabeth Passantino ’19 with Chelsea Cefalu, coordinator of community partnershipsElizabeth Passantino ’19: Jeremy Saxe Award

2018-2019 ASB Learning Partners

  • Bri Braswell
  • Ana Ramirez Luhrs
  • Liliana Madrid
  • Rebekah Pite
  • Jade Saybolt
  • Joshua Smith
  • Amber Zuber



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1 Comment

  1. John Rehm , '73 says:

    Lafayette College, according to pages in College catalogues and the Student Handbook was once closely partnered with the Presbyterian Church. There were still some students of Scottish American ancestry, attending Lafayette in the 1960s. Mr. Landis was a member of the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church, as was I, more than 30 years his junior. Community Service is a hallmark virtue of Presbyterianism. Today, that passed-along virtue serves every “Lafayette Man” and every Lafayette Woman in their contributions in their workplaces, their towns and their homes.

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