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Today is a very special, and somewhat sad edition of the Friday Update. We have included a few announcements at the end but we want to take the time to say goodbye to several civic engagement administrators who have been in our network for many years.   We thank them for their contributions to the network and the civic engagement field and wish them all the best as they continue on the next phase of their journey!


While they are leaving our network you will see that they are all continuing to be agents of good throughout the world. 


- NC Campus Compact


*Please note that we are hosting an orientation for new Civic Engagement Administrators immediately following the regional meetings in August.  More information to follow soon.

Shari Galiardi, Appalachian State University
Director of Service-Learning
Appalachian and the Community Together (A.C.T.)
(13 years) 


Next Phase:



Over the past couple of years, Shari and her husband have sought to live more sustainably as well as teach others about the process.  For they next 12-18 months they will travel the US and Canada -- living "off grid" and "unplugged" as much of the time as possible carried along in their completely renovated 1957 Sportcraft Camper trailer (soon to be running on solar power!) and 1999 Nissan Frontier truck. They will utilize this time to complete a Certificate in Environmental Education, visit and volunteer in many state and national parks, augment their outdoor skills, spend some time WWOOFing, further explore landscape photography and music, improve their Spanish language skills, get back to a book project begun in 2002, and develop a portable, sustainable jewelry business (made from 99% reclaimed jewelry).  


After completing this expedition, they hope to continue their journey abroad as Peace Corps volunteers in Latin America.


Photo:  Shari, on the far right, poses with Bob Sigmon and the other 2008 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award finalists. 

Tierza Watts, North Carolina State University


Associate Director, Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service 
(10 years)


Next Phase:

Tierza will be the Director of Residence Education, supervising all the residence hall staff and coordinating living and learning programs in a Housing department with 5,100 students at  Georgia Southern University.


Photo:  Tierza welcomes participants during the 2006 NC Campus Compact Student Conference "Constructing a Better World Through Students in Action" hosted by NC State.

Dr. Kelly Norton, High Point University

Director, Experiential Learning

(Almost 10 years)


Next Phase:

Kelly is now an eighth grade math and science teacher at West Wilkes Middle School in Wilkesboro.


Photo:  Kelly presenting at the 2010 NC Campus Compact Civic Engagement Administrator Conference at Barton College.  

Debra Kiliru, Warren Wilson College

Warren Wilson College, Director of Community Leadership
Service Program 

(8 years) 

Next Phase:
Moving to Ghana for a year and a half to focus on the international partnerships and programs her family has been involved in for the past 10 years. 


Visit Motherland International Relations to learn more.


In June Warren Wilson will welcome Debra's replacement, Shuli Archer, who will serve as the Director of Student Engagement.  Ms.Archer is a Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Massachusetts. Her dissertation focus is Student-Initiated Service-Learning and the Development of Agency. Most recently she served as a Teaching Associate for the Student Bridges Program at the  University of Massachusetts.  This is a student-founded and student-run multicultural outreach organization that focuses on college access and success for underserved communities

surrounding the University.


Photo:  Lisa Keyne acknowledges Debra (right) and Warren Wilson for their civic engagement efforts during 2008 Civic Engagement Administrator Conference.

 Shawn Moore, East Carolina University

Community Partner Coordinator

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center

(8 years)


Next phase: Embarking on new adventures in Greenville!



Photo: Shawn (left) and Jessica at the celebration dinner during the 2008 Civic Engagement Administrator Conference. They started at ECU on the same day and are departing within a month of each other.
Jessica Gagne Cloutier, East Carolina University


Service-Learning Coordinator
Volunteer and Service-Learning Center

Jessica served two terms (2003-04/2004-05) as the NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA
ECU hired her in 2005


Next Phase:

Jessica will be the Coordinator of Community Services at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. (Also an opportunity to move closer to family!)


Photo: Jessica (right) and Shawn about to take the stage during the 2007 NC Campus Compact Student Conference hosted by East Carolina University. Thanks to their hard work, it was the largest student conference to date with over 300 attendees. 

Cassie Moore, Central Piedmont Community College
Service-Learning Coordinator
Service-Learning Center
Cassie served as the 2007-08 NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA
CPCC hired her in 2008


Next Phase:  Teaching yoga at CPCC, coaching softball and writing. 
Photo:  Cassie presenting in spring 2008 during her NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA capstone. 
Mary Leigh Frier-Denlinger, Elon University

Associate Director, Kernodle Center for Servie-Learning and Community Engagement

(3 years)


Next phase:  Mary Leigh will become the Assistant Director of Student Affairs for the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute.  


Photo: Mary Leigh (4th from the right) poses with the Kernodle Center team during the 2011 PACE conference.

Velvet Bryant, Wake Forest University

Assistant Director, Institute for Public Engagement

(2 years)



Next Phase: 

Velvet will pursue her Masters in Social Work from, the awesome*, Washington University in St. Louis.


(*Leslie Garvin's alma mater also :-)  


Photo: Velvet (far right) poses with the other NC Campus Compact AmeriCorps Campus Coordinators who attended the UCAN Serve Annual Coordinator Meeting in Denver Colorado in January 2010. 

Megan Walters, Brevard College

Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Community Development  

(2 years)


Next phase:

Returning to her Alma Mater, Appalachian State, to pursue her doctorate in Educational Leadership.  

Appalachian State University Seeks a Director of Service-Learning


Appalachian State University is seeking a dynamic, creative, energetic, organized professional to join a great team to advance the civic engagement of our student body. The position reports to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and affords the unique opportunity of working with experienced professionals in a team approach to meet community needs through service-learning & community-based research. ACT has a 24 year history of meeting community needs by engaging students & faculty members in the community. ACT has a strong national reputation for developing outstanding student leaders, a thriving co-curricular volunteer and service-learning program, and history of maintaining positive and healthy relationships with our community partners.The successful candidate will oversee both the domestic and international service-learning programs, comprised of over 100 courses.


The position description and more information about ACT, University College, and Appalachian State University are available at and


You can also  click here for the full description. 

International Center for Service-Learning in Teacher Education (ICSLTE) Conference

June 21-23, 2012


Join the Duke University Program in Education and Service-Learning Program for two and a half days of exciting workshops, panels, and roundtables offered by practitioners and scholars from around the world. Learn about their research, teaching and outreach focused on teacher education and service-learning.  


They keynote speaker will be Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Mrs. Edelman has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire professional life. Under her leadership, CDF has become the nation's strongest voice for children and families. The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child BehindŽ mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. She has received over a hundred honorary degrees and many awards including the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Prize, the Heinz Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. In 2000, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Lifetime Achievement Award. 


Other Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Dan Butin, Founding Dean and Associate Professor, School of Education, Merrimack College
  • Dr. Cathy N. Davidson, John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. Devarney Professor of English, Duke University
  • Dr. Andrew Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement and Associate Professor, Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota
  • Dr. Carol Ma, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy and the Assistant Director in the Office of Service-Learning (OSL) at Lingnan, University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Nadine Peterson, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Pre-conference sessions include:

For more information about the conference schedule, pre-conference sessions, hotel and local information, please visit the Center's website at  or contact Kathy Sikes at

August Network Meetings

Join the NC Campus Compact network for our fall 2012 meetings. The meeting will include a morning professional development session followed by lunch and the NC Campus Compact business meeting.


(10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

August 1st - Triangle/Eastern region (Fayetteville State University) 

August 2nd - Western region (Western Piedmont Community College)
August 3rd - Charlotte region (Central Piedmont Community College)

August 9, 2012 - Triad region (location TBD)

Stay posted to the Network Meeting website for more details.  
Youth Service America Lead Partner/Funding Opportunities
Global Youth Service Day Lead Agency Grants
Deadline: July 15

YSA and State Farm are proud to support up to 100 Global Youth Service Day Lead Agencies for GYSD 2013 (April 26-28, 2013). GYSD Lead Agencies are local, regional, or statewide organizations across the United States, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Ontario, or New Brunswick that lead GYSD in their city, region, or state. Lead Agencies convene a coalition of at least 10 partner organizations that collectively engage at least 600 youth volunteers in service on GYSD, engage local media and elected officials, and plan a high profile signature project or celebration of service. GYSD Lead Agencies will receive a $2,000 grant provided by State Farm, a travel stipend to attend the Youth Service Institute, and ongoing training and technical assistance from YSA.    


Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizer Grants
Deadline: July 15

Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizers will work with 10 or more partner organizations to engage at least 600 youth volunteers in learning about and addressing the issue of childhood hunger in their communities, beginning during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10-17, 2012, and continuing through Global Youth Service Day, April 26-28, 2013. Sodexo Foundation Lead Organizers will also build new partnerships in their community and increase public awareness about the issue of childhood hunger and young people's role in solving the problem. Up to 12 organizations will receive $2,000 grants as well as travel and lodging expenses for the Youth Service Institute provided by the Sodexo Foundation.    


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