Community Engagement News
Community Engagement News May 1, 2023
PROMOTING DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT
Barry student leader Imani McClammy has received national recognition by being listed on the 2023 Student Voting Honor Roll created by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
A junior majoring in political science and minoring in peace studies, Ms. McClammy has joined a group of 175 students recognized for their voter registration, education, and turnout efforts ahead of the midterm elections last year.
“This year’s honorees played a crucial part in registering and empowering student voters ahead of last year’s midterm elections, resulting in historic turnout among young voters,” said Dr. Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, executive director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
Ms. McClammy served on the organizing committee for Barry’s Campus Democracy Project (CDP), a nonpartisan initiative focused on civic learning and democratic engagement. The CDP facilitated her participation in promoting voter registration and get-out-the vote activities on the university’s Miami Shores campus.
The 2022 midterm elections saw one of the highest youth turnout rates for a midterm election in the past 40 years as an estimated 23% of young people aged 18 to 29 turned out to vote.
In congratulating the students who have made the honor roll, Dr. Domagal-Goldman said, “We are excited to watch these students continue to change the world.”
The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is a national organization that supports the efforts of higher education institutions to achieve excellence in nonpartisan student democratic engagement. Colleges and universities that join the ALL IN Challenge complete a set of action items aimed at institutionalizing nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation on their campuses.
Community Engagement Award Winners Recognized at Campus Event Include 13 in ‘Educator’ Category
This year’s winners of the Community Engagement Educator Award are Dr. Katsiaryna Matusevich, associate professor of human resource development, and Dr. Dale Hartz, assistant professor of management. Both award winners—pictured here with Dr. Glenn Bowen, director of the CCSI—are former service-learning faculty fellows.
Over the years since 2014, the Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI) has presented 13 staff and faculty members with an award in the Community Engagement Educator category.
They were among the winners of awards in several categories recognized recently at the Community Engagement Showcase and Awards, an event that featured presentations of projects completed by students and faculty.
The first winner of the Community Engagement Educator Award was Dr. Philip Mann (School of Business) in 2014, and the second was Steffano Montano (Theology and Philosophy) in 2015. Both are now deceased.
Other winners include Dr. Ricardo Jimenez (Mathematics and Computer Science) in 2016; Dr. Stephanie Bingham (Biology) and Dr. Marc Lavallee (Theology and Philosophy) in 2017; Dr. Fabio Naranjo (Social Work) in 2018; Dr. Anthony Sadler (Business) and Dr. Lauren Shure (Education) in 2019; and Dr. Lilia DiBello (Education) as well as Dr. Sean Foreman (History and Political Science) in 2020.
Completing the list are Dr. Jalane Meloun (Education), who received the Community Engagement Educator Award in 2021, and both Dr. Katsiaryna Matusevich (Education, Leadership, and Human Development) and Dr. Dale Hartz (Business and Public Administration), who are this year’s winners.
Over the years, the CCSI has presented awards in seven competitive categories: Community Impact, Community Partnership, Community-Based Research, Community-Engaged Scholarship, Community Engagement Educator, Service-Learning Faculty, and Engaged Department.
The CCSI has presented awards also for Service and Community Engagement Support and twice presented a Special Award to senior administrators of the university.