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Tuesday, October 22 • 8:00am - 9:00am
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Below is a list of all poster presentations and their presenters. Posters will be available to view in the Millennium and Commonwealth Foyers.  

To view the abstracts of each presentation check out the pdf attached:

A Pilot Program with Win-Win Potential: Leveraging Employee Engagement Efforts to Institutionalize the Urban MissionSarah Hokenmaier & Phyllis Lovito, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Addressing Food Insecurity Amongst Urban University StudentsChristopher Simenz, Marquette University

Let’s Play… Votes & Ballots! Creating Quality Action Plans for Democratic Engagement through GamificationEmily Giffin, Democracy Works & Ryan Drysdale, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

 Community Research Advisory Groups as a Method to Increase the Value of, and Participation in Community Research ActivitiesStephen Kauffman & Jenny Wyatt, Widener University

Using a Social Determinants of Health Lens to Forge Partnerships and Strengthen CommunitiesLogan Vetrovec, Virginia Commonwealth University & Anne Massey, VCU Health

Building a Platform for Community-Driven Collective ActionYusuf Alam, University of British Columbia

Connections, Collaboration, and Commitment – The Hallmarks of Penn Purchasing ServicesColleen Reardon, University of Pennsylvania

The Fitz Center for Leadership in Community: Building Strong Community Partnerships and Cultivating Meaningful Student ExperiencesCarly Hall, University of Dayton

The Dual Purpose of Dual Enrollment for At Risk StudentsBarbara Priestap & Dan Hicks, Gannon University

Tearing Down Walls: Civic Engagement in an Urban Academic LibraryZara Wilkinson & Bart Everts, Rutgers University-Camden

Grads2Careers: A Model for Urban SynergyJohn Brenner, University of Baltimore & Janelle Gendrano, Baltimore's Promise

PROmoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) in OhioGabrielle Glenn, The Ohio State University

From Impactful Classes to Rewarding Careers: Faculty Influence on Students’ Career Readiness and SatisfactionCharity Peak, Association of College and University Educators & Brian Clocksin, University of La Verne

Out of the Display Case & Into the Community: Fostering Civic Engagement Through Library ExhibitsJohn Powell, Rutgers University-Camden

Mamelodi Pre-University Academy: Aligning a Campus’ Strategic Goals to Achieve its Anchor Institution Strategy MandateKgadi Mathabathe & Nthabiseng Ogude, University of Pretoria

Promoting Carbon-Free Fuel in East LA: K-16 Outreach and Education at the Cal State LA Hydrogen Research and Refueling FacilityAgustin Cervantes, & Marisela Cervantes, California State University, Los Angeles

West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood: Making Sure Our Children are Ready for SuccessMaria Walker & Rachel Viddy, Drexel University

Creating Collective Impact: The Rutgers University–Camden Civic Action PlanMichael D'Italia, Rutgers University-Camden

 "Wait Until You See My Degree" Campaign at Georgia State University - A Program Highlighting Mentoring and College, Careers, and Community NetworksGeorge Greenidge, Jr. & Jerome Miller, Georgia State University

Practice in Partnership: How a University School of Education Can Collaborate with a Community School to Achieve Dual SuccessNancy Morris & Hannah Rhodes, Gannon University

Funneling Approach to Collaborative Problem SolvingCelene Kalivoda, Gannon University

Using Prediction-Based Propensity Score Matching to Measure Student Success Related to ASL ParticipationAloha Balza, Florida Atlantic University

Grounding Service-Learning Theory and Practice in Las VegasRian Satterwhite & Tamara Marino, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Pennsylvania Voting Laws and Student DisenfranchisementEva Gonzalez, University of Pennsylvania

Asset-Based Community Development: Developing Strategies for Urban Universities to Employ ABCD with a Critical LensHoward Rosing, DePaul University

Just Be Yourself: A Community-Engaged Project to Enhance Teens’ Strategies for Preventing Violence within Their RelationshipsKristin Haglund, Marquette University

 From the Ground Up: Building an Anchor InstitutionTiana Nelson & Sarah Miley, Colorado State University System

  • Innovating Civic Engagement in STEM: Hands-on Experiences in Rehabilitation Engineering Program (HERE) Samuel Landsberger, California State University, Los Angeles

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Tiana Nelson

Director of External Relations, Colorado State University System
The Colorado State University System will begin construction on an urban campus - the CSU Campus at the National Western Center - in early 2020. We are already underway developing relationships, partnerships, and educational opportunities in the community, reflective of what we will... Read More →

Sarah Miley

Administative Assistant, Colorado State University System
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Marisela Cervantes

Doctoral Student, Cal State L.A.
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Carly Hall

Graduate Assistant, Comm. Engaged Learning, University of Dayton
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Hannah Rhodes

Student & Teacher Candidate, Gannon University
I’m a Senior at Gannon University studying Early Ed./SPED. I’m also a certified Yoga Teacher and the Programs Manager of a local nonprofit.
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Agustin Cervantes

Director, Student Services, Cal State LA
Agustín Cervantes currently serves as the Director of Student Services for the Charter College of Education at Cal State University, Los Angeles. In this capacity, he is responsible for the management and leadership of all functions pertaining to outreach, community relations, advisement... Read More →
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Aloha Balza

Community Engagement Coordinator, Florida Atlantic University
Aloha Balza is the Coordinator of the Office of Community Engagement at Florida Atlantic University. Under the guidance of the Executive Director, she assists with the development and management of strategies and policies related to the institution’s community engaged programs... Read More →

Anne Massey

Director, Sponsored Projects and Program Planning, VCU Health
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Christopher Simenz

Clinical Professor, Marquette University
Dr. Simenz currently works in a collaborative, community engaged research (CEnR) team to study systems and policy change around obesity reduction/prevention, wellness, food security, homelessness and health access/navigation focused on underserved populations in Milwaukee's central... Read More →
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Tamara Marino

Education & Information Officer, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tamara Marino joined UNLV’s Office of Community Engagement in 2016 and serves as an Education & Information Officer to support, facilitate, and promote collaboration, partnership, and engagement between the university and its many communities. Her work focuses on educating community... Read More →
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Rian Satterwhite

Director, Service Learning and Leadership, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Service-learning, critical service-learning, community partnerships, campus policies, civic and democratic engagement, leadership development
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Logan Vetrovec

Director, Campus-Community Partnerships, VCU
I am responsible for developing and administering holistic approaches to community engagement within the health sciences arena through building coalitions among campus-community stakeholders, including management of the VCU/VCUHS Health Equity Strategic Plan. I am also responsible... Read More →
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Michael D'Italia

Program Coordinator, Rutgers University–Camden, Office of Civic Engagement
Michael D'Italia is the program coordinator for engaged civic learning for the Office of Civic Engagement at Rutgers University-Camden. In this role, he works with Rutgers faculty and local community and nonprofit organizations to design, facilitate, and assess courses where students... Read More →
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Yusuf Alam

Associate Director, University of British Columbia - Centre for Community Engaged Learning
Excited about building communities where we can love and laugh. My daily effort includes sharing in the work to build meaningful university-community relationships that harness existing community strengths and resources while addressing our collective, complex social challenges.
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George R. Greenidge, Jr.

Innovation Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia State University
George R. Greenidge, Jr. has served in a number of capacities throughout his career in the fields of non-profit, government, philanthropy, and education. Most recently, he was President of the Boston Empowerment Zone, a federally funded HUD initiative aimed at economic investment... Read More →

Kristin Haglund

Professor, Marquette University
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Jeannette Wyatt

Associate Professor within the Center for Social Work, Widener University
Dr. Wyatt is a faculty member in the Center for Social Work at Widener University and teaches in the Masters and Doctoral programs. She has worked with various populations in inpatient mental health and drug and alcohol, outpatient mental health, residential services, child welfare... Read More →

Stephen Kauffman

Professor, Widener University
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Charity Peak

Academic Director, ACUE
Dr. Charity Peak is an Academic Director at the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). With 20 years of broad-based curriculum design and teaching experience ranging from Pre-K to graduate school, Peak is passionate about student success and faculty development.

Nthabiseng Audrey Ogude

Dean and Professor of Science Education, , Mamelodi Campus, University of Pretoria
I am Dean and Professor of Science Education at the University of Pretoria's (UP) Mamelodi Campus in Pretoria South Africa. UP is a historically advantaged and largest research intensive university in South Africa with over 50 000 students. My main responsibility is to oversee the... Read More →
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Kgadi Mathabathe

Head of Community Based Research, University of Pretoria
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Emily Giffin

Campus Partnerships Manager, Democracy Works
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Rachel Viddy

Project Director, West Philly Promise Neighborhood, Drexel University
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Sarah Hokenmaier

Director of Operations, Department of Family & Community Health, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Daniel Hicks

GO College Assistant Director, Gannon University

Zara Wilkinson

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Rutgers University-Camden

Gabrielle Glenn

Prevention Coordinator, The Ohio State University

John Powell

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Rutgers-Camden; Paul Robeson Library

Nancy Morris

Assistant Professor, Gannon University

Celene Kalivoda

Assistant Professor, Gannon University

Samuel Landsberger

Faculty, California State University, Los Angeles
Minds, Hands and Hearts-on Learning through Rehabilitation and Sustainable Energy projects to serve the community. Also, use of these Service Learning vehicles to enhance learning and mastery of the fundamental study, engineering, mathematics and physics skills.
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Howard Rosing

Executive Director, DePaul University - Steans Center
Dr.  Rosing is the Executive Director of the Steans Center.  He oversees the work of Academic Service Learning and the Egan Office for Urban Education and Community Partnerships and supports DePaul's partnership with the Asset-Based Community Development Institute.  He works with... Read More →
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Phyllis Lovito

Academic Services Specialist, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health
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Bart Everts

Librarian, Rutgers University-Camden

Maria Walker

Project Director, Drexel University Action for Early Learning
For more than 15 years, Maria Walker has worked in a variety of capacities to improve the lives of Philadelphians. Currently Project Director for Drexel University’s Office of University and Community Partnerships, Walker has coordinated several programs to improve educational outcomes... Read More →

Colleen Reardon

Director, Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability, University of Pennsylvania
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Barbara B. Priestap

GO College (College Access Program) Director, Gannon University
Barbara Priestap, M.Ed., is the director of the GO College program which operates all day, every day in three inner-city schools in Erie, PA. She has served on the faculty at Gannon University and Northwest PA Collegiate Academy. GO College is in its 10th year of serving approx. 550... Read More →
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Ryan Drysdale

Assistant Director, Campus Partnerships, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge
Is your campus interested in receiving support, coaching, and resources to institutionalize democratic engagement on campus while being able to earn national recognition? Chat with me about how your campus can join more than 500 institutions in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challen... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Commonwealth Foyer