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Partnering with the Community


Posted on January 21, 2014 by Andrew Moyer, Director of Student Involvement and Deanna Parkton, Experiential Learning Advisor, Center for Student Professional Development.

The University has started building a robust network of partners that can provide positive service experience to DelVal students. The Community Partners Service Fair will bring service organizations to campus highlighting the opportunities that students, staff and faculty have available to them in the local community.

By connecting organizations with DelVal students and faculty, we hope that individual student volunteers, student organizations and groups, and faculty through class service learning projects will engage with these organizations. For example, DelVal Experience II students will be completing problem-based learning projects that may incorporate the organizations and the social issues they address. This all relates to the University's focus on engaging students in real world experiences while helping them develop into socially responsible citizens.

Courtesy: Annmarie Ely DelVal partners with community organizations to offer students real-world service opportunities.

The events below were rescheduled due to weather. They will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the same times. Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you there!

The inaugural Community Partners Service Fair is on Wednesday, January 22 (rescheduled for Jan. 29 due to weather) from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Student Center’s Moumgis Auditorium. The event highlights these growing partnerships and the role DelVal will play in the community.

There will also be a Commitment to Service Panel that evening from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Music Room, which is located upstairs in the Student Center. The panel members each have their own unique story about how they initially became civically involved and will share the lessons that they have learned both personally and professionally. The panelists include:

Jamie Haddon – CEO, Bucks County United Way and a DelVal alumnus

Dr. Jim Diamond – former international consultant for the United Nations, former Peace Corps volunteer, former DelVal Dean of Agriculture and a DelVal alumnus

Rachel Mauer – Executive Community Director, Central Bucks Family YMCA

Zach Gihorski – DelVal Community Liaison and a DelVal alumnus

Rebecca Morrison – Peace Corps Recruiter and former Peace Corps volunteer

We hope that these two events and the overall program will allow students to think about how they can become more integrated in their respective communities through service.


Andrew Moyer
Director of Student Involvement


Deanna Parkton
Experiential Learning Advisor, Center for Student Professional Development