Service-Learning Showcase 2023 presents awards

The Service-Learning Showcase is a unique opportunity for students who participate in service-learning through applied learning opportunities to showcase their experience through a research or reflective poster about the application of their course work to current community issues.

The showcase is an open forum for students to interact with faculty, staff, community partners and other students to engage in conversation about Wichita State’s commitment to the public good.

Awards were presented in the following categories:

  • Overall Service-Learning Award:
    • Panther People: Creative Education at the Service of Language Diversity
      • Community Partner: The Independent School, Wichita
      • Students: Samuel Nze, Raul Rangel, Randi McCowan, Abigail Mackey, Kelly Adams, Ann Lipsett and Kaitlyn Hemberger
      • Faculty: Dr. Mythili Menon, Department of English
  • Community Impact in Service-Learning Award:
    • Open Your Eyes
      • Community Partner: Shocker Support Locker
      • Students: Bashar Alajmi, Fidias Candia Farina and Vi Pham
      • Faculty: Dr. Cindi Mason, Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering Department
    • Healthy Mind Healthy Life
      • Community Partner: Counseling and Prevention Services
      • Students: Carolina Wright
      • Faculty: Julie Henderson, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Innovation and Creativity in Service-Learning Award:
    • Every Kid Outdoors Outreach
      • Community Partner: Every Kid Outdoors, Hesston Elementary, Tescott Elementary Schools
      • Student: Meaghan Roths, Jordy Mosqueda, Kyndal Dorzweiler, Cole Wassenberg and Kylie Flax
      • Faculty: Dr. Chelsea Redger-Marquardt, College of Applied Studies
  • Collaboration and Leadership in Service-Learning Award:
    • Organizing Archives
      • Community Partner: Kansas Aviation Museum
      • Students: Kayla Van, Natali Aguilar-Lopez and Ximena Chanez
      • Faculty: Dr. Cindi Mason