Congratulations, Summer 2020 ECP Graduate!
BATON ROUGE – The Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership (CCELL), in conjunction with LSU Campus Life, are pleased to announce that one student will graduate with the Engaged Citizen distinction for Summer 2020.
College of Human Sciences and Education and School of Kinesiology graduate Kaitlyn Fagan, of Lake Charles, La., earned nine service-learning credit hours and volunteered approximately 77 hours across her local and global communities. Some of Fagan's volunteer opportunities include a week-long mission trip to Honduras with the university's Global Brigades Medical/Dental Chapter and house-building with Habitat for Humanity as part of LSU's 2019 Greek Week.
"Kaitlyn Fagan's work in the ECP program embodies what many civically active individuals strive to cultivate in their lives: curiosity sparked by human connection, putting hard work in to learn more when it is clear one does not know enough about a social issue to act on it, and a deep drive to engage with people around her to make life better, regardless of circumstance," said CCELL Director Dr. Sarah Becker. "We are very proud of how she labored to fulfill her degree and ECP requirements with ingenuity amid a pandemic and look forward to seeing where she goes from here."
CCELL and LSU Campus Life established the Engaged Citizen Program to support and recognize the accomplishments of undergraduate students who engage significantly with their communities to address critical community needs. Any undergraduate student can apply to be a part of the program.
“We are proud of the service each Engaged Citizens graduate offers through this program,” said Associate Dean of Students and Director of LSU Campus Life Jacob Brumfield. “Kaitlyn Fagan has helped LSU fulfill a core mission of serving the citizens of the State of Louisiana while complementing her education efforts and stretching her own leadership abilities. The fortunes of our communities and our state are made brighter with her contributions.”
To earn this distinction, the students must meet the high standards of the Engaged Citizen Program. Special requirements for this semester's cohort include completion of a minimum of seven credit hours of service-learning designated coursework, a minimum of 75 hours of community service with approved organizations, and a reflective paper detailing how the work fulfills LSU's commitment to community.
Visit www.lsu.edu/engagedcitizens for more information about the program.
CCELL fosters the scholarship of community engagement by integrating teaching, research, and service that emphasize civic responsibility and social accountability. For more information about service-learning at LSU, visit CCELL's website at lsu.edu/ccell.
LSU Campus Life supports and advises student organizations that uphold the three tenets of Campus Life: Involvement, Leadership and Service. These organizations include Geaux Big Baton Rouge, Homecoming Student Committee, Involvement Krewe, Service Breaks, Student Activities Board and Volunteer LSU. LSU Campus Life also works closely with more than 400 student organizations, countless student organization leaders and organization advisers, and is home to some of LSU's biggest traditions. LSU Campus Life strives to make LSU an increasingly vibrant campus community. Visit lsu.edu/campuslife for more information.
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