The Thayne Center for Service & Learning at Salt Lake Community College held its annual celebration that honors individuals and groups for their service in communities throughout Utah.
The Thayne Center is dedicated to empowering SLCC students and faculty "to realize they have the knowledge and skills to affect positive change in their community." The Center helps establish capacity-building relationships with community organizations, facilitates service-learning development opportunities for faculty and coordinates service leadership programs for students who are out to "change the world."
Thayne Center programs include Alternative Spring Break, Community Work-Study, Bruin Pantry, Americorps Education Awards, Civically Engaged Scholars, Community Engagement Leave, Service Learning, SLCC Community Gardens, Student Leaders in Civic Engagement and Community Partners
This year's honorees are as follows:
Committed Community Partner: United Way
United Way's Stephanie Rokich accepts an award from Dr. Chuck Lepper (left) and Curtis Larsen.
Community Engaged Faculty Member: Daniel Poole
Daniel Poole addresses the audience.
Sustainability Presidential Award: TRIO STEM
TRIO STEM interim program manager Tanasia Ri Valdez talks about her group's sustainability efforts.
Community Engaged Student Leader: Rachel Butterfield
Rachel Butterfield with Curtis Larsen (left) and Dr. Chuck Lepper.
Engaged Club: Pre-Medical Professions Club
Members of the Pre-Medical Professions Club accept their award.
Community Engaged Staff Member: Peter Moosman
Peter Moosman shares a lighter moment with the audience.
Community Engaged Alumni: Emily Jessop
Emily Jessop (foreground) and her mother during the annual Thayne Center celebration.
This year's group of Civically Engaged Scholars.