01/14/2015 12:44 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Center for Community Engagement, Learning and Leadership, or CCELL,
has awarded 10 LSU faculty, students and community partners with the fourth-annual
set of CCELL Happy Awards for excellence in service-learning.
The Happy was initiated to commemorate former CCELL director Jan Shoemaker’s 10 years
of distinguished service, commitment to education and service for the common good.
Shoemaker was known to occasionally give an individual a trinket that she called a
“happy,” in honor of something notable that person had done to promote service-learning.
The 2014 Happy Award recipients are:
Recipients were honored at the Happy Award and Partnership Celebration on Wednesday,
Nov. 12, at the Carver Branch Library. Each Happy Award winner received a lapel pin
designed in honor of Shoemaker and a certificate of appreciation. The celebration
served as an opportunity to recognize Happy Award winners and to honor the work of
all members of the service-learning community.
CCELL promotes community engagement by serving as a clearinghouse for service-learning pedagogy and community partnerships; promotes scholarship by informing and helping to coordinate planning, research, pedagogy and assessment associated with service-learning and civic engagement; and enhances student learning and leadership skills by facilitating service-learning and related student initiatives. For more information on CCELL, visit www.lsu.edu/ccell.
Posted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015