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U-M-Flint educator nets service-learning award

The Michigan Campus Compact (MCC)—an organization that promotes the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be civically engaged citizens—has awarded its MCC Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award to Linda Pickett, assistant professor of education at U-M-Flint.
(Photo by Mel Serow)

A group of peers selected Pickett as the faculty/staff person on campus who has made the most outstanding contributions in the area of community service-learning. The 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.

Pickett's involvement in service-learning and community outreach has had a significant impact on the civic engagement of U-M-Flint students, the award says. Through a variety of projects, she has encouraged students to step outside of the University campus and interact with the community.

Picket also has urged them to not only participate in education-related projects, but to extend their involvement to include other service and civic engagement projects through the U-M-Flint Outreach Center for Service-Learning and School Partnerships.

Pickett will be honored Feb. 16 in Flint at the 10th Annual Institute on Service-Learning.

The conference theme is: "The Place We Live: Student Engagement in Diverse Communities."

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