Randall Receives Award
There is always a teacher that stands out to students in the course of their education. This was evident recently when Dr. Pamela Randall, assistant professor and program director for Longwood University’s Elementary Education program at New College Institute was presented the Lula White Johnson Distinguished Teaching Award at NCI’s annual student recognition reception.
Jan Turner, a 2015 graduate and pre-school teacher said, “She understands the problems non-traditional students face and gave me the confidence to grow.”
“As a new graduate of Patrick Henry Community College, Dr. Randall guided me toward my decision to enroll in the elementary education program and stayed in touch through numerous meetings and text messages,” said junior, Willie Greene.
What it is…What it isn’t!
Have you enjoyed going to an animal shelter to visit with the animals or helped out with community clean up day? Many organizations and groups depend upon volunteers to accomplish their missions.
What it Is!
Community service is unpaid work that someone does to benefit the community or its institutions. These activities can help many different groups such as senior citizens, children, homeless, disabled, animals, or the environment. Non-profit organizations, churches or local groups often organize community service projects.
What it Isn’t!
Community service activities are those that a person does of their own free will. It is not a requirement or a part of a person’s employment, internship, or class and may be one time events or on-going activities.
Many participate in community service because they enjoy helping others and improving their community. Other benefits include: personal growth, strengthening a resume or college application, meet new people, or gain work experience. Community service may be expected for receiving certain honors and scholarships.
Consider helping to improve our community by volunteering with one of our local organizations.
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