EMU's Harless receives top honor from Michigan Campus Compact
YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s Peggy Harless, assistant director for community service and leadership, was honored recently with the Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award.
This award recognizes the influence on or engagement of students to be involved in community service or service-learning through modeling, instruction and/or special projects. The prestigious annual award is the highest MCC bestows on faculty and staff in the state of Michigan.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from Michigan Campus Compact and proud to represent EMU in this way,” said Harless, a resident of Dexter. “I feel privileged to work with EMU's compassionate students, staff, faculty and community members who believe in service and who work together to make our communities strong.”
Harless was nominated for her efforts in engaging a large number of students in countless hours of service to the community. She directs such programs as Alternative Breaks, Best Buddies, Students Against Hunger and Homelessness, JumpStart, America Reads and Habitat for Humanity. She was one of the first people to help students mobilize support for others in times of crises such as the aftermath of the tsunami and Hurricane Katrina.
She also works with the Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellows each semester to identify community partners, and serves as the voice of community engagement to students, faculty, staff and administrators.
Michigan Campus Compact is a state-level, non-profit organization that promotes 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.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.
Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.
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