The 2008-09 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and projects were:
Leigh Askew Elkins, Public Service Assistant, Fanning Institute
Askew Elkins incorporated a service-learning component into the existing School of Environmental Design’s study abroad program in Costa Rica, focusing on asset-based community development.
Brad E. Davis, Assistant Professor, Environment & Design
Davis’s landscape architecture students focused on the creation and long-term utilization of a garden at Whitehead Elementary School in Clarke County. In collaboration with Chris Morgan, his project worked to establish a reproducible and sustainable model of the school garden as a service-learning project.
Daniel Forrister, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Forrister extended and updated the PHRM 5500: Community-Based Pharmacy Outreach course (originally designed by Chris Cook). Student projects focused on improving community awareness of cough and cold, bone health, wellness, medication management in elderly, diabetes, asthma in children, and seasonal nonprescription medication use.
Stacey Kolomer, Associate Professor, Social Work
Kolomer collaborated with the School of Nursing in Athens (SONAT) and the Medical College of Georgia to create interdisciplinary teams of social work and nursing students. These students developed important professional skills while designing and implementing health and wellness fairs for older adults in Athens and Oconee Counties.
Hilda Kurtz, Associate Professor, Geography
Kurtz extended the GEOG 4890/6890: Athens Urban Food Collectiveservice-learning course to spur the creation of community-based urban food gardens in Athens-Clarke County. She worked to involve a team of UGA service-learning faculty from several departments to sponsor a suite of related projects aimed at launching community gardens.
Chris Morgan, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication
Morgan and Brad Davis collaborated on a service-learning project focused on a teaching garden at Whitehead Elementary School. Students from Morgan’s ALDR 3900: Leadership and Service course developed curricula and lessons to be used with the garden, appropriate for each grade level.
Jennifer Williams, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication (Griffin Campus)
Williams focused on creating a service-learning program/center for UGA’s Griffin Campus. She also incorporated additional service-learning opportunities into her ALDR 3900: Leadership and Service course.