Faculty Fellows 2004-05
Howard Grabois, Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature
Second and third year students in Purdue's Spanish program help Hispanic students with homework at two elementary schools and McCutcheon High School.
Pamala Morris, Professor of Youth Development and Agricultural Education
Agriculture students mentor and tutor students at Cold Spring Academy in Indianapolis once a week. Lectures and discussion take place during the bus rides to and from Indianapolis. In the process, the Purdue students develop leadership and cross-cultural communication skills.
Janice Kritchevsky, Professor of Veterinary Medicine
Students of Veterinary Medicine provide housing in the vet school to pets whose families need to leave their homes and require temporary shelter. Many clients reside in the women's shelter. Students learn about societal issues while serving the community and providing animal care.
Kim L. Wilson, Professor of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture students provide community planning and design services for Lafayette-West Lafayette-based agencies. They focus on revitalization and economic development projects. Students develop real-life skills outside of the classroom while serving the community.
William Oakes, EPICS Co-Director
Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS), Purdue's largest Service-Learning program, enables engineering students to weave volunteerism into their classroom experience. Teams of undergraduates earn academic credit for multi-year, multi-disciplinary projects that solve engineering and technology-based problems for community service and educational organizations. The engineering-centered program involves approximately 20 departments, 300 students, and 24 teams working on projects ranging from homelessness prevention to environmental protection to creating toys for children with disabilities. Programs based on the Purdue model are operating at 20 other universities in the United States. Many of these programs work with Habitat for Humanity.