Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Parkland congratulates Brian Nudelman, associate professor of Humanities, on winning its Innovation in Engagement Award for his work with service-learning projects at the college.
Nudelman and 10 other entrepreneurial leaders were honored with awards as community innovators on February 23 during the 7th annual Innovation Celebration sponsored by the Champaign County Economic Development Corp.
Nudelman’s award recognized his overall efforts at coordinating campus-wide service learning and volunteerism. These efforts include co-creating the Garden Hills Homework Club with Champaign Schools; leading Parkland’s Service-Learning Advisory Council; and “working to get students, faculty, and staff out in the community working alongside other non-profit partners and area schools,” he said. Nudelman also helped enable dental hygiene program trips to Tennessee and India.
“Since 2007, Dr. Nudelman has organized and guided some 120 students through nearly 2,500 service learning hours at 11 agencies and non-profits in our community,” said Parkland President Thomas Ramage. “He has continued to explore and support innovative strategies by which academics and engagement in our community can work in collaboration to mutual benefit, delivering on the College’s mission, ‘to engage the community in learning.’”