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CCELL at LSU Announces 2013 Happy Awards

12/04/2013 01:23 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Center for Community Engagement, Learning, and Leadership, or CCELL, has awarded 12 LSU faculty, students and community partners with the third 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.

The 2013 Happy Award recipients are: BREC, community partner; Linda Cross, Honors College student, biological engineering; Ciera Duronslet & Marshall Moulis, Ph.D. students, chemistry; Joyce Jackson, associate professor, geography and anthropology; Debra Kopcso & Stephanie Kurtz, instructors, mathematics; Kevin Lewis, supervisor, Operation Pathways Division, The NHP Foundation;  Chaiss Matthews, Honors College student, biological sciences;  Andrea Morris, associate professor, foreign languages and literatures; Jeffrey Nunn, Andrew Clinton Pereboom alumni professor, geology and geophysics; and Mary Stein, assistant library director, East Baton Rouge Library.

Award citations for each winner can be found at

Recipients of the award were honored at the Happy Award and Partnership Celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library Carver Branch. The celebration served as an opportunity to recognize Happy Award winners and 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 learning by informing and helping to coordinate planning, research, pedagogy and assessment associated with service-learning and other innovative student learning initiatives; and develops student leadership skills by facilitating service-learning and related student initiatives. For more information on CCELL, visit

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