Dr. Stephanie Pangborn, Assistant Professor for the Department of Communication at Clemson is joined by her community partner Ruthie Millar, Marketing Specialist from the Clemson Downs Retirement and Assisted Living Community to discuss the development of their service-learning partnership and two of the projects Clemson students have worked on with facility residents; the intergenerational friendship journey and the Creekside Cottage Creative Studio.
Dr. Stephanie Pangborn
In addition to her role as an assistant professor, Stephanie serves Clemson in her roles as a Faculty Fellow for the Service Alliance, Faculty Associate for the Institute of Engaged Aging, and Faculty-in-Residence. Stephanie’s scholarly agenda focuses on interpersonal and organizational practices that cultivate inclusive, compassionate communities amidst the inevitable vulnerabilities that shape our lives as well as the consequential nature of how we communicate about health and illness in our society. Her research efforts to date include a variety of contexts and topics including: hospice care, Alzheimer’s and dementias, aging, socially-silenced health experiences, advocacy, and the integration of creative arts in health contexts.
Community Partner: Ruthie Millar, Marketing Specialist, Clemson Downs Retirement and Assisted Living Community
Walker Calhoun, Senior, Communication major
Sydney Scaggs, Senior, Communication major
Clemson University Collaborations in Service-Learning is sponsored by the Clemson Service Alliance. The Service Alliance promotes the use of community service and service-learning by Clemson faculty in classes with both undergraduate and graduate students in all major disciplinary areas. The Collaborations radio webcasts are an opportunity to hear from some of our Clemson Service Alliance Faculty Fellows, their students, and their community partners about service-learning projects around the state of S.C., and to learn about the impact of these service-learning projects on the community and on student learning outcomes. In 2015-2016, we will be focusing on service –learning classes in five different disciplinary areas: Planning and Landscape Architecture, English, Languages, Teacher Education, and Nursing. Thank you for participating, and we hope that service-learning practitioners in both K-12 and higher education will find these workshops very helpful in the course development, implementation, and evaluation process. This program comes to you as a public service of Clemson University. There is no fee, and no registration is required. You may listen to the program and view the supplementary materials using only your computer. You will need to call in if you wish to speak on the live program.