It is such a pleasure to celebrate with our Alden Award winners each year, who exemplify the ideals of service-learning. Left to right, Christina Williams, student, Jehanne Gheith, professor, Denise Waters, community partner, Betsy Alden herself, Laurie Hays Coffman, community partner, and Kristen Larson, student.
Duke Service-Learning is delighted to announce our Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award student winners for 2017. Kristen Larson (second from left) and Christina Williams (second from right) were chosen for their extraordinary community engagement during their Duke careers. (Others in the photo are Dane Emmerling, left, Betsy Alden, center, and David Malone, right.)
North Carolina Campus Compact, a network of public and private colleges and universities committed to civic and community engagement, has named David M. Malone, Director of Duke Service-Learning, as the recipient of the 2017 Robert L. Sigmon Service-Learning Award.
“When David Malone [Director of Duke Service-Learning] told me we were going to be talking about ‘the arrogance of help,’ I said I am in, I am all the way in,” said Dean of Arts and Sciences Valerie Ashby. Ashby was on a panel convened Dec. 7th to probe the many aspects of service. Malone moderated the conversation, which was in fact entitled The Arrogance of Help, and invited Dean Ashby to open the conversation with personal observations.