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Service Learning Showcase and Awards

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2022 Celebration Photo Recap

Thank you to the 40+ students, family members, staff, faculty, community partners and friends that joined us in person on Thursday, April 28! It was a great celebration of CSUSM's community engagement programs that enrich student learning. 

MacDonald Scholar

2022-2026 MacDonald Scholar Service Learning Ambassador -  Kaylyn Ly, Kinesiology' 26.

SL Showcase Lesly R

Lesly Rodriguez – A Step Beyond poster presentation.

Presenters Sitting at Table Discussing

Showcase presenters connecting before presenting their course projects.

Adult Transition Program Presenters

Paige Moreau with San Marcos Adult Transition Program students.

Dean Formo Greeting Tutor Connection Team

Dean Formo Greeting Tutor Connection Team, Michelle Bailow, John Edwards III and Sherry Freeborn.

Faculty Director Carol Cujec Introduction

Service Learning Faculty Director Carol Cujec sharing the resiliency ofservice learning at CSUSM. Despite the pandemic students, faculty and community partners ncrease in course and student participation in service learning virtually, remotely and in hybrid formats.

SL Presenter - Flute

Melissa Angelie Lugto performing a musical flute piece of her data analysis for the  Volcan Mountain Foundation.

SL Faculty Director Carol Cuject and Professor Wynne Love

Service Learning Faculty Director Carol Cujec and Professor Wynne Love.

Daisy Guiterrez Minority Entrepreneurship Project Presentation

Daisy Guiterrez  presenting her project on Minority Entrepreneurship in San Diego county.

LEAD CA Emerging Leader in Community Engagement Award Presentation - Rochelle Smarr

Dr. Elaine Ikeda presenting the 2022 LEAD CA Emerging Leader in Community Engagement award to Rochelle Smarr, Director of Service Learning and Civic Engagement.

Joined in the photo are CSUSM nominators, Drs. Carol Cujec and Dawn Formo, and Vice Provost Dr. Mary Oling Sisay.

Dean Formo OUGS introduction to 2022 SL Showcase

Dr. Dawn Formo, Dean of the Office of Undergraduate Studies, kicking off the celebration by mentioning the significance of high-impact practices to academic success.


Service Learning Celebration Overview

Each year in the spring, we host the Service Learning Showcase and Awards celebrates outstanding service-learning projects and trailblazers for their contributions to community engagement at CSUSM. In addition to poster presentations and monetary awards, the event provides space for students, faculty, staff, and community partners to network and foster future connections. 

Student presenters that attend Reflective Poster Presentations workshop (with presentation outline) will have (up to 10 participants) their poster cost covered by the Department of Service Learning.