Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) recently announced that Dr. Heather Laube, assistant professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, will be honored with an MCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award, the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan. The presentation will be made at the 13th annual Institute: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, on Thursday, February 12.
Laube was designated by peers as the faculty/staff person on campus who has made the most outstanding contributions in service-learning and community service. She was instrumental in founding and developing the American Democracy Project (ADP) on UM-Flint's campus. She served as the first ADP Faculty Fellow. In that role she mentored students and supported her faculty colleagues in an effort to establish a culture of engagement on our campus. The American Democracy Project at UM-Flint is a thriving movement with participation from hundreds of students and dozens of faculty members each year, in large part due to the efforts of Dr. Laube. She is also part of a multi-disciplinary teaching team for one of the first-year experience courses. She was nominated by Renee Zientek, Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Michigan Flint. She will be formally honored during the 2009 Institute: Service-Learning and Community Service Awards Ceremony and Dinner, held in the Grand Centennial Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Grand Rapids, Mich.
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. We promote the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.