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April 2021: KY College Coach Spotlight

Nellesha Murray KY College Coach Anderson County High School Nellesha Murray – soon to be Nellesha Logan (6/12/21) – is serving as a Kentucky College Coach (KCC) in Lawrenceburg, KY at Anderson County High School (ACHS). First, she wanted to brag on the school’s Lady Bearcat basketball team for making it to the final for the KHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament this year. “We, at ACHS, are SO proud of you guys for your dedication and determination to the sport,” Murray said. ACHS is an average-sized school – very similar to the high school that she attended – so she felt…

KyCC Faculty Spotlight: Heather Logsdon, Associate Art Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan College

Hands-on, project-based activities increase understanding, knowledge, creative thinking, and mental well-being that are essential to living a good life. Heather Logsdon, MFA Associate Art Professor Kentucky Wesleyan College Heather Logsdon reflected on her recent experiences leading a service-learning project entitled: The Monet Project: Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle (Revitalization of the Ralph for Visual Aesthetics on Campus and in the Community). Learn more about the project, including background information and student photos.  When asked about what service-learning means to her, Logsdon discussed her role as a professor, providing an opportunity for her students to develop civic engagement by working with the community on a common goal…

KyCC Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Rachel Carr, Assistant Professor, Lindsey Wilson College

“Service-learning helps students see the value in the skills we learn and the issues we study.” Rachel Carr, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English Program Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies Lindsey Wilson College For Dr. Rachel Carr, service-learning means helping her students connect their work in the classroom to the world outside it. “Service-learning helps students see the value in the skills we learn and the issues we study,” Dr. Carr shared. “It also helps them see how they belong to and are impacted by several communities, even ones they never felt connected with before.” The incorporation of service-learning into…

April 2021: KyCC VISTA Spotlight

“Each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world.”  – Fred Rogers Annabelle Leskinen Colonel’s Cupboard Education Specialist Annabelle Leskinen has always had a passion for serving communities. Even as a kid, she dedicated her time to volunteering with multiple organizations, including National Awareness of Mental Illness, Lupus Foundation, American Youth Soccer Organization, and much more. She studied Nutrition with a concentration in Food Management and a minor in Public Health while attending the University of Southern Indiana. Leskinen strives to collaborate with organizations that promote strength and wellness within communities. Her KyCC VISTA host site is…

KyCC Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jeffrey Shenton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropolgy

Lived Histories: Urban Renewal Oral History Project Jeffrey T. Shenton, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Centre College Dr. Jeffrey Shenton works as a cultural anthropologist and as an educator. One of his primary concerns is always to try to find ways to get students out into the community and to engage with people. “As much as this is about civic engagement, it is also about methods: living people are, quite literally, the source of our data in cultural anthropology,” he explained. “But, one of the main goals in teaching anthropological methods is also to teach empathy and sensitivity to…