Speaker discusses engaged education

Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, speaks on her personal experiences with service learning.  (Photo by Krista Dejulio)
Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, speaks on her personal experiences with service learning. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krista DeJulio – Features Editor

Nadinne Cruz, Ph.D, recently spoke at Lasell as part of the Distinguished Donahue Scholar series. Cruz has been an advocate for service learning in higher education since she was in college and has volunteered in her native Philippines and in the United States. Cruz shared personal stories from her service learning trips and from motherhood.

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Hellen’s Article

Hellen, a Ugandan student from the school the Lasell Shoulder-to-Shoulder hroup visited and worked with, is an aspiring journalist. She wrote an article about the group’s visit to the school. Here is Hellen’s article in full.


Ecuador Shoulder-to-Shoulder photo gallery


Photos by Natalie Kfoury

A collection of photos from the 2014 Shoulder-to-Shoulder service learning trip to Ecuador. 13 Lasell students went on the trip with Professors Aaron Toffler and Jose Guzman as well as Gillian Stanley, who works in the Graduate Program. The group stayed at two haciendas, Pachamama and El Sinche with a group of hosts. While on the trip, the group learned about farming and nature, hiked mountains and volcanoes, visited cities and a university, and spent two days at a school where they interacted with children, fixed the water system, installed playground equipment, and created a soccer field. Applications for next year’s trip are available now and can be picked up at the Center for Community-Based Learning, located in Klingbeil House.

Students, staff take pilot Shoulder-to-Shoulder trip to Uganda

Zachary Gray – Co-Editor-in-Chief

Last May, the Shoulder-to-Shoulder program made its first trip to the African nation of Uganda. The two-week international service-learning trip took place in the rural village of Bumwalukani, as 12 students worked with groups of seventh graders in preparation for the children’s high school entrance exams. The Lasell students prepared about 20 lesson plans for the Ugandan students. Director of the Center of Spiritual Life, Reverend Dr. Tom Sullivan, and Lena Berc, Director of International Services, led the service-learning trip. Continue reading “Students, staff take pilot Shoulder-to-Shoulder trip to Uganda”

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