The 2006-07 Service-Learning Fellows, their respective academic fields, and projects were:
Diane Bales, Associate Professor, Child & Family Development
Bales chaired a college-wide Service-Learning Task Force for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. They developed a “FACS Guide to Service-Learning” website for college faculty, with ideas and guidelines for faculty beginning to develop a service-learning course and a listing of FACS faculty with experience teaching service-learning courses.
Danny Bivins, Public Service Assistant, Fanning Institute
Bivins worked with Project Riverway (a collaborative partnership between the Fanning Institute, School of Environmental Design, Institute of Ecology, Center for Community Design and Preservation, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, and communities in need) to strengthen the Chattahoochee River corridor’s economic and community well-being and develop Heritage/Cultural/Educational & Ecological Tourism in the area.
Christopher Cook, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical & Administrative Pharmacy
Students in Cook’s PHRM 5500: Community-Based Pharmacy Outreachcourse led health interventions in the community. Projects included educational materials and activities on pediatric care, women’s health, healthy eating and weight management, selecting “over the counter” drug products, and medication therapy management reviews for senior citizens.
Denise Lewis, Assistant Professor, Child & Family Development
Undergraduate students in Lewis’ “Friendly Visitors” service-learning gerontology course interact each week with over 100 elders. Students engaged in a range of activities from reading to the visually impaired, gardening, sewing, pet visits, delivering meals through the Meals on Wheels program, or simply talking with the elders.
Alfred Vick, Assistant Professor, Environmental Design
Students in Vick’s courses, including LAND 4360: Applied Landscape Ecology and ECOL 6810, designed and installed demonstration rain-garden projects at local elementary schools.