October 2020: VISTA Spotlight

Meet Michaela Mallory (she/her/hers). She serves at Berea College with the organization, Center for Excellence in Learning Through Service (CELTS). CELTS is focused on being an active part of the Berea community and supporting everyone who calls this place home across generations. This organization has its own student-led programs that provide resources such as social justice outreach, tutoring, and mentoring. They also partner with other organizations in and around Berea. However, the organization also heavily focuses on the students that work and volunteer with CELTS by providing training, skill-building, and vocational opportunities. Throughout her time with CELTS, one of her most…

University of Kentucky Recognized As Top College For Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest publication and website in higher education today, has recognized the University of Kentucky as a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2020 Diversity Champion. This is the fourth year in a row UK has received both honors.  https://patch.com/kentucky/lexington-ky/university-kentucky-recognized-top-college-diversity

Spalding University to celebrate 100th year in downtown Louisville


NKyTribune, NKU’s The Northerner team up to produce 2020 November Election Guide — coming soon

NKU’s student-run news organization, The Northerner, has teamed up with the NKy Tribune to produce a 2020 November Election Guide. “I am especially grateful to NKU President Ashish Vaidya, who understands community engagement in a big way, for bringing us together on this project, and to Michele Day, who is adviser to The Northerner, for her help in making it happen.” says The Northerner’s Editor- in- Cheif, Natalie Hamren. Check out the full article below: https://www.nkytribune.com/2020/10/nkytribune-nkus-the-northerner-team-up-to-produce-2020-november-election-guide-coming-soon/

Somerset Community College gets $2.2 million, five-year grant

Somerset Community College, one of our members at KyCC, was awarded a five-year grant of $2.2 million. “Words cannot express the importance of this grant,” said Dr. Carey W. Castle, president/CEO of Somerset Community College. “It will change the lives of our students, faculty, and staff.” Read more about their plans for the federal funding: https://www.wtvq.com/2020/10/05/somerset-community-college-gets-2-2-million-five-year-grant/

Six Kentucky College Students Awarded the Newman Civic Fellowship

Students from around the Commonwealth selected to join a national cohort of fellows   Highland Heights, KY. – April 14, 2020 – Kentucky Campus Compact is excited to congratulate the following public problem solvers chosen for the 2020-2021 Newman Civic Fellowship. Presidents from institutions of higher education across the Commonwealth of Kentucky successfully nominated the following students: Aditya Singh (Bellarmine University), Elivia Rojas (Berea College), Cameron Galloway (Kentucky State University), Gloria Endicott (Kentucky Wesleyan College), Zane Garner (Lindsey Wilson College), and Kaitlyn Meyr (University of Kentucky). The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact…

Hacking Housing Insecurity: One Movie, Five Ideas, Infinite Conversations

Innovative Virtual Conference Creates Solutions Collaboratively   Highland Heights, KY. – April 13, 2020– On February 07, 2020 from 12 to 4 pm, the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Network (GCSLN), in coordination with Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio Campus Compacts, hosted a virtual conference on homelessness. The conference, titled Hacking Housing Insecurity: One Movie, Five Ideas, Infinite Conversations was inspired by Emilio Estevez’s 2018 drama “The Public.” Participants to the conference heard stories from five presenters highlighting their unique perspectives on the topic of housing insecurity. Following the presentations, each participating campus then hosted a campus dialogue to identify new strategies on how…

Kentucky Campus Compact wins Innovation Challenge

  January 27, 2020 For Immediate Release Contact: Tori Vogelgesang (859) 572-7634   Kentucky Campus Compact Wins NKU Innovation Challenge Norse Skolars: From Summer Melt to Student Success to be implemented soon   Highland Heights, KY. – January 27, 2020 – Northern Kentucky University, as part of its Success By Design strategic framework implementation, held an Innovation Challenge. Units within the university were asked to submit proposals to promote Success By Design’s strategic pillars of Access, Completion, and Career and Community Engagement. Kentucky Campus Compact along with NKU Undergraduate Admissions and the University Connect and Persist Office submitted: Norse Skolars:…

First-Generation College Celebration 11-08-2019

1965 Act made way for low-income, first-generation students to break chain of poverty, become first in their families to earn a college degree   Highland Heights, KY. – November 08, 2019 – In 2017, the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), in partnership with the Center for First-Generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, celebrated the inaugural First-Generation College Celebration on November 8 with an event on Capitol Hill. The 2019 celebration will occur again on November 8. College and university campuses around the nation will hold rallies, panel discussions, listening sessions, celebrations, and more in recognition…

Executive Director Gayle Hilleke Teaches at Midwest Conference

An Intentional Dialogue for Campus-Community Partnerships: A Framework for Transformation   Highland Heights, KY—May 31, 2019—Executive Director of the Kentucky Campus Compact, Gayle Hilleke, spoke at the 2019 Midwest Campus Compact Conference: Dispatches from the Midwest: Community, Collaboration and Critical Perspective on May 29, 2019 with Dan Joyner, a Facilitation Consultant. The conference was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota.   Her presentation was titled “An Intentional Dialogue for Campus-Community Partnerships: A Framework for Transformation”. Attendees learned several asset-based social technologies based upon the Art of Hosting, Asset Based Community Development, and Six Conversations that Matter. The…