MCC recognizes 12 for community engaged learning

 

 

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Office of Experiential Learning recognized four employees and eight students for their contributions to community engaged learning during the 2019-20 academic year.

“It is an honor to recognize faculty, staff and students who contribute to the ongoing success of MCC’s Experiential Learning initiative,” said Debra Gibes, Director of Experiential Learning for the College. “What starts out as a way to enhance the learning experience, truly becomes a labor of love for everyone involved.”

Christine Hughes, Mathematics faculty, received the Employee Community Service Award for outstanding contributions through community service on behalf of the college, and LindaLee Massoud, Information Technology faculty, was awarded the MCC Champion of Engagement Award for providing sustainable opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service.

Katie Kiacz, Academic Success Specialist, was the recipient of the MCC Campus and Community Impact Award for her leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, fostering community partnerships, and building institutional commitments to community engagement, and Jennifer Follett, Administrative Assistant in the Technology Division, received the Champion of Engagement Award for providing sustainable opportunities for campus employees and students to engage in community service.

Student awardees receiving a certificate of achievement within their programs included:

Shyann Herr, of Metamora, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the Criminal Justice Department.

Kilnessa Jamison, of Flint, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the STEM Scholars program.

Rebekah Harmon, of Flushing, recipient of the Community Impact Student Award for making service an integral part of her college experience, through significant contributions to the community and building partnerships between the campus and community.

Melissa Ruboyianes, of Flushing, recipient of the Commitment to Service Student Award for outstanding contributions to service, encouraging others to participate in service and supporting community partnerships.

Sumer Williams, of Millington, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the MCC Honors College.

Jazlynne Cathey, of Flint, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the STEM Scholars program.

Ashley Alexander, of Flint, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the Cosmetology Department.

Corissa Shafer, of Swartz Creek, recipient of the Community Engagement Certificate of Achievement for her outstanding community engagement work on behalf of the Honors College.

Experiential Learning is learning through reflection on doing. It focuses on the individual’s experience and is a way to connect academics to the “real world” by actively participating in the world, not just reading about it.