The Conversation: Educating children in Guatemala before they decide to migrate to the U.S. border

Assistant Professor of Human Service Studies Carmen Monico writes about her Fulbright research into the root causes of migration for at-risk youth in Latin America and the programs designed to keep them home. 

Community Connections: The Role of Health and Wellness in the Advancement of a Community - April 11

The panel discussion on health, wellness and society sponsored by Elon University and the Burlington Times-News will be held on April 11 at 7 p.m. 

Read On Elon program opens with 'The Life You Can Save'

Professors Raj Ghoshal and Katherine Johnson facilitated a student discussion of Peter Singer's "The Life You Can Save: Doing Your Part to End World Poverty," as the inaugural Read On Elon event.

Professors team up to offer community-based learning opportunities during Winter Term

During winter 2017, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) faculty partnered to educate students on sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking and women offenders and to collaborate with community organizations. Outreach activities were supported by a Health Promotion Mini-Grant and the CAS Small Enhancement Grant.

Human service studies course receives national recognition, additional grant funding

A human service studies course has received national recognition from Learning By Giving Foundation and additional funding for class projects.

Guatemalan scholar finds opportunities to interact, share expertise during visit to Elon

Guatemalan graduate student Marco Saz visited Elon University to immerse himself culturally in the United States and share his expertise on education with youth at risk with Elon students, faculty and staff.

Elon faculty, students use film series to raise awareness about sexual violence

In a partnership with Elon's community partner Crossroads and with the support of an Elon's Kermode Center Community Partnership Initiative grant, a Human Service Studies Department professor and her students presented a film series on sexual assault, child abuse, and human trafficking in the United States, as part of an ongoing community outreach program addressing these critical global issues locally.

N.C. Campus Compact honors Elon student as 'civic trailblazer'

The statewide coalition of colleges and universities also recognized an Elon student with its Community Impact Award for leadership and service. 

Elon professor participates in training to increase diversity in health-oriented research

Elon faculty joins a diverse community of scholars promoting community health. The capacity-building activity was organized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connection program in Denver at the end of October 2016.

Six faculty members named Leadership Scholars

Leadership scholars gather as a cohort for workshops and seminars designed to focus on issues related to leadership pedagogy. 


Scholars showcase wide range of public health topics at research collaboration event

The second annual Undergraduate Public Health Research Collaboration was held at Elon on Friday, Sept. 23, and brought together students and faculty from Elon, Davidson College and Furman University. 

Six months in Guatemala gives Elon professor insights into challenges facing at-risk youth

Professor Carmen Monico's work in Guatemala was funded through a Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award. 

Mary Knight-McKenna Awarded Impact Alamance Grant

The grant will allow the associate professor of education to work with two Elon professors on finding strategies that are helpful, culturally relevant and easy for families to use to foster their infant's language development.

Elon students support sexual assault survivors

Anita Bryant, Grace Landsberg and Zachary (Zack) Czajkowski presented a quilt made by survivors of sexual abuse and assault to the Burlington City Council April 5.

ESL Tutoring Program continues to grow

Students volunteer two nights a week during the fall and spring semesters: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

In treating patients with HIV, 'look at the whole person'

Professor Cynthia “Cindy” Fair delivered Elon University’s 2016 Distinguished Scholar Award Lecture on Tuesday with stories of her research into the lives of young people born with HIV, and the challenges they face transitioning from pediatric care into adult health care settings. 

Elon HSS Faculty and Students Assess Community Protocols on Domestic Violence

Human Service Studies faculty and students assisted the Vctim's Advocacy Council of Alamance (VACA) in assessing the Coordinated Community Response Protocols developed for handling cases of domestic violence.  

Seminars on youth-at-risk and violence prevention in Latin America

Elon Faculty launches series of seminars on youth-at-risk and violence prevention programs in Latin America as part of her Fulbright Project in Guatemala

Carmen Monico contributes to new book on adoptions

Forging identities through hip hop

As Miles Williams 15 co-captained the Elon Phoenix football team over the past year, he was also conducting undergraduate research just a few miles away on the way hip hop music might help African-American children develop self-confidence and a sense of self.

Stephanie Baker White presents research on policing in black communities

Research offers guidance for doctors treating young adults

A study co-authored by Elon University Professor Cynthia Fair in JAMA Pediatrics gives healthcare providers clearer goals for helping young patients with chronic illnesses transition successfully to adult care settings.

Miles Williams '15 claims spot on FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team

The human service studies major from South Carolina excelled in the classroom and on the field this fall for the Elon Phoenix football team, earning him honors from the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association. 

'I Am That Girl' at Elon promotes self-assurance

Founded two years ago by Alli Lindenberg '17, the Elon University chapter of a national nonprofit organization fosters love and support among young women who confront a daily barage of cultural expectations and media stereotypes.

Peace Corps Prep Program expands into global health

As she applies to serve with the Peace Corps in Peru, Lily Merritt, who finishes her degree program this month, is the first student to complete the requirements of a new track focused on global health in Elon University’s Peace Corps Prep Program.

Elon alumna & professor present at national conference

Jamie Albright '13 and Professor Cynthia Fair shared original HIV/AIDS research at a conference of the American Public Health Association.

Elon senior Noah Sakin honored for community service

The human service studies major from Baltimore has received a 2015 Community Impact Award from North Carolina Campus Compact.

Students share research in inaugural public health forum

Elon University, Davidson College and Furman University collaborated this month to host an undergraduate research forum featuring student projects that sought answers to several public health questions and concerns.

Carmen Monico quoted in Associated Press story on Guatemala

The assistant professor of human service studies spoke with the international wire service for an article that looked at the corrupt adoption process involving Guatemalan children following a decades-long Civil War - and efforts by Guatemalan adoptees today to find their birth parents.

Elon professor receives Fulbright for research & teaching in Guatemala

Assistant Professor Carmen Mónico travels to the Central American nation next spring to assess a vocational training program aimed at creating work opportunities for youth who might instead emigrate elsewhere.

Professor, alumna co-author article on adoption of children with HIV

Cynthia Fair: Groundbreaking researcher

The professor of human service studies was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Scholar Award for her wealth of research on changes in the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Elon faculty present at Congress on Migration and Development in Guatemala

Assistant Professor Carmen Monico took part in the Second Congress of Development Studies on Migration, Health and Development in Guatemala City in late May, where she was joined by multiple national and international stakeholders.

Elon senior awarded Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs

Daniel Sheehan, a human service studies and strategic communications double major, begins his career after Elon with a fellowship in New York City that develops "the next generation of aspiring change makers."

Faculty and staff recognized at annual awards luncheon

Four faculty members and 14 retirees were honored May 13 for excellence and service to Elon.

National College Health Assessment

Survey of student health behaviors/experiences. Link sent to students via email on Monday, April 21st.  Active now through Friday, May 8th.  

'Next to Normal' pre-show talks to engage and inspire

Public talks peek behind the scenes of the deeply moving musical "Next to Normal" and explore its representation of a family coping with mental illness

Elon professors and students present at Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine

Elon junior receives UPS Scholarship

Carmen Monico presents on civic engagement at World Bank Land Conference

Furthering her research on civic engagement in development interventions financed by international humanitarian and financial institutions, the assistant professor of human service studies presented at the World Bank Land Conference during spring break.

Contributing author and Elon faculty Carmen Monico celebrates book release on intercountry adoption policy debates

In an example of collaboration between academics and practitioners, Carmen Monico worked with her former dissertation chair, Karen Smith Rotabi, now in the United Arab Emirates University, Kelley McCreery Bunkers, a child protection consultant, and Lucy Armistead, an adoption agency director, in the production of two book chapters summarizing the social literature of intercountry adoption globally, and the U.S. intercountry adoption experience from post-disaster Haiti.

Carmen Monico invited to collaborate in PhD program development in Guatemala

The Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, a private, liberal arts university in Guatemala, invited Elon faculty Carmen Monico to join other internationally recognized faculty in supporting the development of a PhD program in applied psychology.

Carmen Monico delivers workshop on illegal adoption & child abduction to Guatemalan Council on Adoption

The assistant professor of human service studies had studied the topic as part of her doctoral dissertation and it remains one of her areas of scholarship.

Cindy Fair presents at Health Care Transition Research Consortium Research Symposium

The professor of human service studies and coordinator of the university's Public Health Studies program traveled to Houston in October to share findings of her research with collaborators from the consortium, Duke University and Elon University.

Career Moves: SPDC resources help alum land job with Ronald McDonald House

Emily Delaplane ’14 turned to the Student Professional Development Center last spring for advice and feedback when applying for a position in Delaware helping the families of hospitalized children.

Elon Faculty and Students Present at Latino Social Work Organization Conference in Chicago

Human Service Studies (HSS) Faculty, Carmen Monico, and HSS undergraduate research students Meredith Berk and Alejandra Orellana-Portillo present at the 2014 Latino Social Work Organization held at the University of Illinois-Chicago this past weekend. 


Carmen Monico honored as a Rotary Alumni Association member

In an induction ceremony held Oct. 11, 2014, Assistant Professor Carmen Monico became a charter member of the District 7600 Rotary Alumni Association two years after having served as an Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Research Scholar in Guatemala.

Carmen Monico presents at National Conference of the Association for Refugee Service Professionals

About a hundred practitioners and scholars from around the U.S. engaged in refugee and immigrant assistance and scholarship in various states and overseas came together at a conference in Greensboro this week. 

In My Words: U.S. has moral imperative to help children at the border

Elon University professors Mathew Gendle and Carmen Monico co-authored a newspaper guest column in which they argue U.S. actions played a role in the nation's southern border crisis and that all citizens have an obligation to aid children fleeing their homes in Central America.

Carmen Monico speaks in The Hague during 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of Children

The assistant professor of human service studies advocated for children and other vulnerable populations as she called on both governments and individual citizens to help those in need around the world by upholding the principles of the CRC.