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Espiritu, Lee, Searcy and Stewart Attend Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Stewart Presents at Conference

Stewart Presents at Conference

Belmont University’s Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy Dr. Elena Espiritu, Assistant Professor of Media Studies Dr. Hyangsook Lee, Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy and Director of Service-Learning Tim Stewart recently attended the Gulf-South Summit on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement in Little Rock, Arkansas, sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas Clinton Center for Public Service.

Dr. Espiritu presented a poster on “Supporting Professional Healthcare Educational Program Curriculum Standards Through Service-Learning Leadership Experience” and Dr. Lee presented a poster on “Breaking Media Stereotypes: One tutoring session at a time” and co-presented with Stewart on “Connecting Campus to Community: Integrating a Web-based Software Platform to Support Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.”

Espiritu's Poster Presentation

Espiritu’s Poster Presentation

Stewart also co-presented “Service-Learning Administration 101” at a pre-conference workshop with colleagues from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Stewart serves on the Executive Committee of the Gulf-South Summit as the evaluation chair and Professor and Chair of the Communication Studies Department Dr. Mary Vaughn served as a proposal reviewer for this year’s Gulf-South Summit.

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