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UW-Eau Claire has been named to the 2015 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Submitted projects/programs are listed below:

General Community Service was named WITH DISTINCTION
Dr. Donna Lehmkuhl, ECLIPSE
Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Blugold Beginnings
Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz, Languages; featured the Ojibwe Language Revitalization project

Economic Opportunity
Brenda Thalacker, Accounting & Finance; featured the VITA Program
Ana Hernandez & Maria Hernandez, Costa Rica Study Abroad; featured study abroad to Cabuya and Isidro

For the 2015 reporting period, the Center for Service-Learning reported 7,010 students serving their communities for 380,691 hours.
For more information about the Honor Roll, please go to:





Stephen Poynter

Is your service-learning relevant to your field of study?

As a finance major, this service-learning is probably not directly related to my major, however being a business major I recognize the importance of understanding global markets. This service-learning experience exposed me to a better understanding of the world through language, culture, and other human interactions I observed while in Choluteca. I was very surprised to see that although we live in a totally different country the number of similarities we share with this culture through human interactions, goals, and struggles is astonishing. Additionally, my minor in Spanish was extremely helpful in communicating with families in Choluteca. It was great to be able to understand what they were saying and communicate with them using their native language. Although they spoke fast at times, it was easier to communicate than I would have expected and I think that my linguistic skills have improved with the face-to- face conversations as a result of it.



Every semester, hundreds of students are completing their service-learning. You're not alone. The Center for Service-Learning is here to help. This page is dedicated to highlighting some of the best service-learning projects that your fellow students are working with.