Congratulations to Jenna Francois, the 2013-2014 Service Learning Award student winner!
Georgette Boozer, an Environmental Health Technology student, has volunteered at a number of organizations, including the Girl Scouts, Relay for Life, Buddy’s Race for the Cure, the KPD’s holiday basket project, the Michael Dunn Center, and Operation REACH. Additionally, she has been a leader of the Honors in Action Project, assisting local food pantries, and has served as a College Project Leader. Georgette also serves on RSCC’s Community Service Committee.
Elizabeth Crawford, a Biology major, is strongly committed to international education at Roane State, having completed service-learning hours on site in Costa Rica through the International Education Program. Additionally, she will take part in the upcoming BUS 216 projects in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Closer to home, Elizabeth has devoted her time to cleaning trails as part of her Recreational Hiking class.
Michael Elliot, a Criminal Justice major, has taken an active interest in mentoring, donating his time to Amachi and tnAchieves, in addition to helping with the American Red Cross, TORCH, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition, and Anderson Co. Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Jenna Francois, a Pre-Pharmacy student, has taken a strong interest in animals and education, volunteering her time at the Knoxville Zoo, where she has served as the Assistant Giraffe Keeper and helped with Boo at the Zoo and the Kids’ Cove. She has also donated her time to Education Matters!, helping spread the word about educating children in our area. Additionally, Jenna is a charter member and the first president of the RSCC Service Learning Club, where she organized the Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive and the Help for the Homeless Drive.
Catherine Heacock, a Radiologic Technology major, has made healthcare for others a priority. She has donated nearly 200 hours of her time at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, in addition to volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Susan B. Komen 5K, and will be participating Eris’ Butterfly Walk for Share and Care Cockayne Syndrome Network later this month.
The Service Learning Award for students is open to any full or part-time RSCC student who has completed at least 25 hours of documented service activities during the current academic year in conjunction with an RSCC course, organization, or sport. Students may be nominated by any faculty member during nominations period. The award will be presented during Awards Night to the nominee with the most extensive, meaningful, and/or innovative service, as determined by the Service Learning Coordinator with the consultation of the Service Learning Committee. It will be awarded on April 15 at 7:00pm in the O'Brien Theater.