Marylhurst University

Skip to content »

ORCC Recognizes Marylhurst’s Service Program

Oregon Campus Compact, dedicated to activating higher education toward student participation in civic life, recognized Marylhurst's service program and this year's AmeriCorps volunteer, Pam Leibrant, among their 2012 accomplishments.

Excerpt from an article on OregonCampusCompact.org published September 13, 2012.

To develop service-oriented programs at Marylhurst University, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer Pam Leibrant institutionalized a service program on campus. One of her projects was a Spring Into Service event that focused on increasing the campus and community's understanding of affordable and accessible health care.

Pam coordinated the 2012 Marylhurst Spring Into Service event, which partnered educational workshops with service activities in the community. Pam supported the campus to participate in two interactive panels — one led by former NPR reporter Emily Harris and one led by Sister Carol Higgins involving a range of health experts — and to donate blood through the Red Cross, supply personal care items for a women's shelter, and fix up a building being developed into a health clinic for low-income community members.

As a result of Spring Into Service, faculty, staff and students engaged in a conversation about significant issues affecting their community. They explored local contexts and made connections with the national debate over health care. The campus was introduced to people and organizations advocating for the well-being of underserved populations and informed about ways to get involved.

This type of civic engagement has been a part of Marylhurst's strategic goal since 2009. Through events like Spring Into Service, Pam supported the campus to establish a Service Program that will continue to expand the campus culture of service and engage the community in issues affecting quality of life.

See the entire year of accomplishments on OregonCampusCompact.org

Related News

See All News

Luis De Vore Introduces Responsibly-Sourced Produce

Luis De Vore, MBA in Sustainable Business alum, announced the launch of Feliz, a new product line of "responsibly-sourced" produce from Procacci Bros., in October 2014.

Marylhurst Faculty Teach Free College Course

Drs. John Urang and Chuck Caruso are teaching in the 2014-15 Humanity in Perspective program, a free six-month college course offered through Oregon Humanities.

Calendar

See All Events

October 21, 2014

LinkedIn Part 1: Getting Started

This beginner’s session will discuss the importance of having a professional presence on LinkedIn and focus specifically on tips for building a p...

READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Marylhurst Reading Series: Carl Adamshick & Emily Kendal Frey

Poets Carl Adamshick and Emily Kendal Frey will read from their collections Saint Friend (2014) and The Sorrow Arrow (2014). Carl Adamshick’s C...

READ MORE

October 22, 2014

Lean Boot Camp

This intensive 3-day course (10/22, 10/23, 10/24) guides you through a structured learning and personal development process for driving lean princi...

READ MORE

GIVE

Support Marylhurst University. Gifts of all sizes make a difference!

DONATE NOW

©2013 Marylhurst University