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Kansas Campus Compact recognizes AmeriCorps Careers for the Common Good Members' Service

Manhattan, Kan. — Kansas Campus Compact along with Baker University School of Nursing, Stormont-Vail campus, proudly announces that 13 students were awarded an Eli Segal education award from the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Segal award recognizes that each of these students completed 300 hours of volunteer service in the fields of education, allied health and non-profit service, as a part of the Careers for the Common Good AmeriCorps program. The AmeriCorps students’ commitment of time during the school year helped many people in need throughout Kansas. Making civic engagement and service a priority helps colleges and their students invest in community development and outreach.Baker-0979

The Careers for the Common Good program was created by Kansas Campus Compact and funded by an AmeriCorps grant. The Segal award can be used to help pay federally-backed student loans or pay tuition at accredited institutions of higher education. The aim is to promote higher education students’ participation in service-learning activities that serve high-need communities. The Baker University School of Nursing students provided measurable and meaningful service to their communities. The students who have successfully completed the program this year include:  Rachel Parrett, Shelby Gritman, Nicole Robinson, Lacey White, Sarah Villanueve, Jolene Croxell, Erin Casey, Jana Wiley, Katie Blevins, Sarah James

Headquartered in Manhattan, Kan., Kansas Campus Compact is a coalition of higher education institutions committed to strengthening the collective commitment and capacity of leaders at colleges and universities to integrate civic engagement and responsibility into the higher educational curriculum and environment.