Gephardt News

Recognizing Class of 2019 Civic Scholars

The Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement is proud to recognize the service and dedication of the graduating class of 2019. Civic Scholars and Ethic of Service Award recipients have received recognition on platforms across campus for the ways that they have contributed to the community and continue to show their commitment to service as they enter the next phase of their lives.

The Source‘s Class Acts series honors outstanding graduates from the class of 2019. Civic Scholars Haley Allen, James Schisler, and Marissa Lerner and 2019 Ethic of Service Award honoree Alexis Vidaurreta were interviewed for the series. Additionally, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts featured Civic Scholars Marcellus Johnson, Rhea Khanna, and Maddie Farrer.


Civic Scholar Haley Allen has demonstrated a commitment to a life of service and engagement. As a member of ROTC, she had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania where she dedicated herself to learning Swahili and connecting with the people around her. In St. Louis, she volunteers with immigrants and refugees teaching English. Read the full story here.


Civic Scholar James Schisler discusses the unique struggles of rural students in accessing higher education and what can be done to improve the situation. James is a Danforth Scholar and an RA, and he is involved in a cappella and the Deneb STARS program. Read the full story here.


Civic Scholar Marissa Lerner and 2019 Ethic of Service Award recipient Alexis Vidaurreta are two friends from different disciplines who are working to address global climate change through local action. Read the full story here.

 


In the Sam Fox School Newsletter, the three 2019 Civic Scholars from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts were recognized for their service, both in and out of their field. Marcellus Johnson, Rhea Khanna, and Maddie Farrer combine their commitment to their discipline with a passion for civic engagement. Read the full story here.