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Service 2012-2013 Annual Report

K E RN O D L E C E N T E R F O R S E RV I C E L E A R N I N G & C O M M U N I T Y E N G AG E M E N T

www.elon.edu/service | elonvols@elon.edu | 2999 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244 | 336-278-7250

About the Kernodle Center The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement engages students, faculty, staff and community partners in service that benefits the university and its surrounding community. The Kernodle Center houses Elon Volunteers!, a student-led program offering a range of volunteer activities; coordinates Elon’s signature academic service-learning programs and courses; and sponsors alternative break service trips.

Mission The Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon University, in partnership with local and international communities, advances student learning, leadership, and citizenship to prepare students for lives of active community engagement within a complex and changing world. This preparation is grounded in an ethic of service that appreciates multiple perspectives, creates opportunities that are affirming and empowering to all, and responds to the needs of our diverse communities.

Goals • Educates students through curricular and co-curricular experiences encompassing direct service, indirect service, and advocacy • Creates and supports collaborative and sustainable relationships between faculty, staff, students, and community partners • Encourages personal responsibility and a deeper understanding of societal issues • Fosters creative solutions to social concerns and identified community needs • Builds student leadership, community capacity, and faculty/staff engagement

At Elon, service is a way of life Service is a core value at Elon, and is one of the five Elon Experiences. Service is conducted through sports teams, fraternities and sororities, and a variety of student organizations on campus. Everywhere you look, service is being done at Elon!

In 2012-2013, 2,510 Elon students completed 106,486 hours of service

Spotlight on Service Hours

“From laughter to important conversations, the Kernodle Center creates an engaging and positive atmosphere that promotes a service culture on Elon’s campus.” – Betsy Carroll, senior

128 students served as EV! leaders

More than 125

students participated in 11 alternative break trips

Snapshots of 25 Years of Elon Service ‘92-’93

‘88

Kernodle Center begins tracking hours of service - 15,509 hours logged

Elon College Habitat for Humanity chapter is chartered

‘05-’06

Elon sends five service trips to Bay St. Louis, MS to provide Hurricane Katrina relief

‘06-’07

Elon is named as one of the top three universities nationwide in the inaugural President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

‘94-’95

First year of the Service Learning Community

‘09-’10 Elon University Campus Kitchen is founded

33,981 hours completed through 55 Academic Service Learning courses “The Kernodle Center’s commitment to engaged learning has led me to think more critically about these authentic experiences. Reflecting on service has allowed me to discover more about both myself and others.” –Leigh Iler, senior

Service Learning Faculty Scholars • Lucinda Austin, Communications • Vanessa Bravo, Communications • Cynthia Conn, Business Communications • Hallie Hogan, Music • Svetlana Nepocatych, Exercise Science

Community Parternship Initiative Grant Recipients • Sophie Adamson, French • Lucinda Austin, Communications • Joan Barnatt, Education • Cindy Conn, Management • Mark Cryan, Sport and Event Management • Alexa Darby, Psychology • Martin Kamela, Physics • Kara Michelle Lashley, Communications • Julie Lellis, Communications • Phillip Motley, Communications • Tom Mould, Sociology and Anthropology • Rebecca Pope-Ruark, English • Sandra Reid, Human Service Studies • Amanda Sturgill, Communications • Laura Williams, Education

Kernodle Center receives endowment gift from the Kernodle family to name the center in honor of John Robert Kernodle, Jr.

Elon University students participate in over 100,000 hours of service

Awards and Recognition

• President’s Higher Education Community Service Award • Diversity and Global Engagement Award • N.C. Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, Phoenix Community Engagement Award: Tammy Cobb

4,500 pounds of food donated through Campus Kitchen

‘01-’02

‘97

‘10-’11

7,309 hours completed by EV! student leadership

North Carolina Campus Compact forms at Elon

‘03-’04 Elon offers first international spring break service trip to the Dominican Republic

‘13

’13

The Downtown Center for Community Engagement opens in downtown Burlington as a bridge between Elon and the community

Habitat for Humanity and the EV! celebrate their 25th anniversary at Elon University

Dr. Leo M. Lambert

“Educating engaged global citizens who are committed to civic engagement and service remains at the core of an Elon education — this theisheart soul of who we are. The Kernodle Center for Service Our is goal that and our students’ experiences with Learning and Community Engagement provides students with highservoc impact opportunities to learn about local and global challenges and make a sustained difference in communities near the campus and around the world.”

President

“Elon University continues to show a strong commitment to the larger Alamance County community by providing our faculty, staff, students, and community partners with space to engage collaboratively.” On the opening of the Downtown Center for Community Engagement

Dr. Gerald Francis Executive Vice President

Dr. Steven House

“The Kernodle Center is one of Elon’s most valuable offices, helping students apply their classroom education to a larger context through service to others. Students develop responsibility, personal insight, and tolerance for diverse ideas as they complete academic service learning courses. These opportunities also present a training ground for students to apply important Elon values including respect, responsibility, and integrity.”

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

“They have worked in partnership with faculty and staff to create a campus culture that is committed to serving locally in Burlington, throughout the United States, and abroad.”

Dr. G. Smith Jackson

Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students

“Our goal is that our students’ experiences with service builds a personal ethos of community engagement, advocacy, and servant leadership beyond their time at Elon.”

Dr. Jana Lynn Patterson

Assistant Vice President for Student Life & Associate Dean of Students

Kernodle Center Staff

Mary Morrison, Director

Libby Otos, Program Assistant

Help Us Welcome the Newest Member of Our Team

Bob Frigo, Associate Director

KCSLCE 2012-2013 Advisory Committee • Linda Allison - Assistant Director of Alamance County Department of Social Services

Kayla Hicken, Student Services Coordinator

Steve Caldwell, Campus Kitchen Coordinator

• Brooke Barnett - Senior Fellow and Interim Associate Provost for Inclusive Community • David Cooper - Professor of Education • Peter Felten - Assistant Provost, Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of History

Tammy Cobb, Assistant Director for Community Partnerships

Sharon Hodge, Faculty Fellow for Academic Service-Learning

• Sharon Hodge - Associate Professor of Marketing and Chair of the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship • Smith Jackson - Vice President and Dean of Student Life • Pam Kiser - Professor of Human Service Studies • Laurie Lambert - Community Volunteer

Evan Small, Assistant Director for Student Programs

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Bud Warner, Faculty Fellow for Civic Engagement

• Deborah Long - Director of the Elon Academy and Professor of Education

• Steve Mencarini - Director of the Center for Leadership • Jason Springer - Assistant Director of Academic Advising and Director of Elon 101 • Jeff Stein - Chief of Staff, Senior Advisor to the President, Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and Assistant Professor of English • Eric Townsend - Director of Elon University News Bureau • Rans Triplett - Executive Director of the American Red Cross – Piedmont Carolina Chapter • Tom Vecchione - Executive Director of Career Services • Mary Wise - Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Communications • Bud Warner - Associate Professor of Human Service Studies • Lynn Wright - Kernodle Associate Executive Director/ Director of the Teachers Institute North Carolina Humanities Council


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