College of Coastal Georgia News

Faculty to be Recognized for Contributions to Service-Learning
Posted 11/16/2020 08:21AM

The College of Coastal Georgia's Center for Service-Learning is hosting an online Service-Learning Faculty Appreciation Recognition event starting November 16 to honor faculty members who have contributed to the service-learning program in 2020.

The Service-Learning Faculty Appreciation webpage will be available to view online at starting at 9 a.m. Here, viewers can learn about each honored faculty member through a short biography and special sentiment shared by a colleague. The honorees are recognized by "levels" based on how many service-learning courses a faculty member has taught.

Service-learning engages students in a meaningful way where they leverage knowledge, skills, and attitudes learned in the classroom to apply them in real world situations that address community issues. Since its start in 2010, service-learning has become fully ingrained within the campus culture, and is in essence a part of the fabric of the College. This is greatly due to the faculty who have embraced and implemented service-learning components into their curriculum. Faculty have introduced over 4,100 students to service-learning, and contributed an estimate of over 100,000 hours of service, in partnership with over 170 community organizations. This semester, there are currently 27 service-learning course offerings—the highest count since fall 2016.

The service-learning program is a high-impact, experiential learning practice that has allowed the College to reach its stated mission of providing "excellence in scholarship and community engagement." The Service-Learning Faculty Appreciation webpage honors faculty who worked diligently towards this mission and are helping students develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to leadership, personal growth, and civic identity.

"We are grateful to have such dedicated and enthusiastic faculty who work tirelessly with our students to create meaningful experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We look forward to recognizing them at this time each year and celebrating their commitment to the service-learning program, our students, and our community," said Dr. Kimberly Mannahan, director of Service-Learning and Undergraduate Research.

Congratulations to the following faculty members who have successfully implemented service-learning into their courses and positively impacted the local and campus community:

Diamond Level (25+ S-L Courses)

C. Tate Holbrook, Ph.D


Platinum Level (10+ S-L Courses)

Jim Fullerton, Ph.D.

Dawana Gibbs, MSN, RN, CNE

Andrea Wallace, Ph.D.

Beverly Rowe, MSN

Gold Level (5+ S-L Courses)

Ashley Barnes, MSN, RN, CNE

Carla Bluhm, Ph.D.

Nevada LeCounte, MSN, RN, CNE, CMRSN, PCCNE, CNE

Rebecca Sharpe, Ed.D., RN

Tara Mosher, MSN, RN, CCRN-K

Nicole Masano, DNP, MSN

Laura Grantham, DNP, MSN

Nelbert St. Clair

Claire Hughes, Ph.D.

Emily Boyle, Ph.D.

Jennifer Hatchel, Ph.D.

Lee McKinley, MBA, RHIA

Maryanne Sandberg, Ed.D., RN

Silver Level (3+ S-L Courses)

Mary McGinnis, Ph.D.

Anelise Farris, Ph.D.

Bronze Level (1+ S-L Courses)

Amanda Bowles, MSN, RN

Rebecca Long, MSN

Stephanie Conner, M.A.

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