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FRIDAY Update - June 24, 2011
In This Issue
RSVP for August Regional Meetings!
Campuses Invited to Participate in New AmeriCorps Mentoring Program
2010-11 VISTAs Honored
UNC Asheville Celebrates Great Strides in Service-Learning
Livingstone College Seeks Service Learning Coordinator
Excitement is Building
RSVP for August Regional Meetings!

Don't forget to RSVP by July 15, 2011 to Rene' Summers if you plan to attend the fall regional meetings!

As NC Campus Compact embarks on our 10th year anniversary, the professional development session will focus on the future of higher education civic engagement. We will conclude with a business meeting and highlights from member campuses. Lunch is provided. 

(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

August 4 - Charlotte Region (UNC Charlotte)
August 5 - Western Region (Warren Wilson College)
August 8 - Triad Region (Guilford College)
August 9 - Triangle/Eastern (NC State University)

Special thanks to the campuses that have agreed to serve as hosts! Regional meetings are open to all civic engagement professionals from our member campuses. For more information, visit the website here.
Campuses Invited to Participate in New AmeriCorps Mentoring Program


Last week we sent an e-mail to the primary contact on each member campus inviting participation in the new ADVANCE AmeriCorps program.  NC Campus Compact is sponsoring this  education award program, in partnership with Communities in Schools of North Carolina and the Virginia Mentoroing Partnership, which mobilizes college students to serve as mentors for at-risk youth.  


Just a reminder that you must let Leslie Garvin know by June 30, 2011 if you are interested in applying.  She will then forward the application which is due July 21, 2011. 


Click here for ADVANCE Program Highlights.  If you did not receive the e-mail and your campus is interested in participating, please notify Leslie as soon as possible.


2010-11 VISTAs Honored


VISTA Banquet

Congratulations to our 2010-2011 AmeriCorps*VISTAs for a fantastic almost-complete year of service! We celebrated their accomplishments at the annual VISTA banquet on June 17, 2011 in Greensboro. We are thankful for all that our VISTAs do and wish them the best of luck as they move forward in their journey!


We are pleased that three VISTAs will continue for a second year.  

  • Sara Acosta (Campbell University)
  • Derald "Banjo" Dryman (moving from UNCP to Western Carolina)
  • Neil Hoefs (Duke University)


Several VISTAs have been hired as civic engagement staff on their campus. We are excited that they will continue in our professional network.  

  • Carolyn Byrne: Student Services Specialist @ UNC Chapel Hill
  • Anna Davis: Village 401 Coordinator @ Greensboro College
  • Nicole Hampsten: School Service-Learning Coordinator for America Reads and America Counts @ Duke University
  • Stephanie Richey: Community Outreach Coordinator @ Gardner-Webb University
  • Robyn Stegman: hired on at the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement at Mary Baldwin College
UNC Asheville Celebrates Great Strides in Service-Learning 

The Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, using research of VISTA Laura Furey and AmeriCorps member Cori Anderson, last year put together a proposal for Service-Learning Designated Courses and Community Engaged Scholars that unanimously passed the Faculty Senate in March.

About 10% of the school's faculty already have undergone or are signed up to undergo training to teach Service-Learning Designated Courses.  Those courses are characterized by having service-learning that:


--strongly relates to the academic content of the course

-- responds to a community need identified by the community

-- includes regular reflection by students

-- requires faculty to prepare students for their service

-- has at least five hours of service for each academic credit hour

Students who successfully pass two Service-Learning Designated Courses and complete an independent action or research project for the community are eligible to graduate with the academic honor of Community Engaged Scholar, the university's fifth academic honor it bestows at graduation.


Click here for more details about these initiatives.


Congratulations to Joseph Berryhill, Director of the Key Center for Community Citizenship and Service Learning, and his team for all their hard work!

Civic Engagement Job Opportunities

Livingstone College, Service Learning Coordinator


The Service Learning Coordinator, at Livingstone College in Salisbury, NC, will be responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing operation of a comprehensive leadership, civic engagement, and service-learning program. The candidate will work closely with academic and community partners to integrate learning, service, and leadership to empower students to become global citizens who lead with a lifelong commitment to service.


The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating activities and performing the full range of functions associated with administering service learning and civic engagement activities. Additionally the candidate will be responsible for phasing out the present Community Service Program over the next two years as we phase in the Service Learning Program.

on campus.


Click here for the full description.  


Maine Campus Compact, Program Manager

Maine Campus Compact, headquartered in Lewiston, ME, is seeking a Program Manager beginning in August. The Program Manager will run the AmeriCorps VISTA program, and will be the state point person for a multi-state AmeriCorps Education Award program serving 60 students in Maine. In addition, the Program Manager will work with the Executive Director to develop and coordinate a statewide effort to educate the public about campus and student civic engagement.


Visit for more information about Maine Campus Compact and the programs referenced above. Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to: Applications will be received through July 1 and interviews will take place the week of July 11. No phone calls, please.



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NC Campus Compact embarks on our 10th Anniversary this fall starting with the launch of a new website in August.  Stay posted for details! 

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