NC Campus Compact
Alternative Service Experiences Institute
June 18-19, 2013 at High Point University
For the last two decades, there has been a consistent increase in the number of colleges and universities participating in alternative break programs. As a result, the body of knowledge about effective implementation of these experiences has grown tremendously. We invite you to join us as we explore various issues related to this topic including:
Tuesday, June 18th
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Registration
- recruitment methods
Wednesday, June 19th
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Registration and light refreshments
Elizabeth Niehaus is the creator and principal investigator with the National Survey of Alternative Breaks. Elizabeth earned her PhD in College Student Personnel at the University of Maryland, College Park, in May of 2012, and currently serves as a Research Associate in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education & Special Education at the University of Maryland. In August she will be joining the faculty in the department of Educational Administration at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln as an Assistant Professor. Her interest in Alternative Breaks stems from her own personal experience as a student participant and staff advisor for a number of different domestic and international Alternative Break and other service-learning and study abroad programs.
Shoshanna is the Assistant Director for Global Learning and Leadership at American University; her primary responsibility is overseeing the Alternative Break program and other international immersion programs. In her seven years at AU, she has developed the program from the ground up, created a leadership training program, and increased participation by 300%. With her colleagues, she has developed a model for student involvement in community engagement that has been presented for use throughout the Office of Campus Life. As an international & experiential education professional, she has lived, traveled and/or worked in Kenya, Israel, Indonesia, Ecuador, Belize, Eastern Europe, Venezuela, Zambia and India. She directed the University of Idaho’s study abroad program in Ecuador for five years where she taught Service-Learning courses about indigenous groups in the Amazon rain forest, the Andes, and mangrove restoration in coastal regions. Shoshanna was named Break Away Staff Person of the Year in 2012. Her undergraduate degree is in Sociology and Anthropology from Earlham College and she earned her Master's in Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland.
Melody is the Associate Director of the Office of Community Engagement at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she advises their alternative breaks program, Branch Out as her primary program responsibility. She also leads the Office's efforts to develop mutually beneficial community partnerships, infuse the values of social justice throughout programming and develop students' commitments to active citizenship.
Melody has trained staff, faculty and students on campus and at various national and regional conferences in best practices for alternative breaks as well as for Break Away, the national alternative breaks organization. She is a founding member of the Haiti Compact, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Break Away, and a regular volunteer and advocate for sustainable food systems in Richmond, VA. She was named Staff Person of the Year by Break Away in 2010, and Branch Out Alternative Breaks was named Program of the Year in 2011.
Melody previously served as Director of Volunteer Emory at Emory University, and Associate Minister at First United Methodist Church of Germantown in Philadelphia. She earned her Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Arts from Emory University.
The cost is $75 for Campus Compact members and $100 for non-member institutions. This fee includes both days.
Registration deadline: June 5, 2013.
Ashford Suites (7 1/2 miltes or 12 minutes from the campus)
High Point University
Download campus map here.
From the North. Travel south on I-85. Option 1: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-85 South. Shortly thereafter, take Business 85 (Green Shield). Exit at Highway 311 bypass. Exit the bypass at Eastchester Drive (Highway 68 South). Follow directions From the Airport below. See Parking below. Option 2: At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-40 West. When you see the airport signs, take Highway 68 South. Follow directions From the Airport below.
Or...Follow I-77 South to Fancy Gap, Va. Follow markers to 52 South. Take 52 South to Winston-Salem. Take I-40 East to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take the South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-Mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes College Drive at Oak Hollow Mall. Continue and turn right onto Montlieu Avenue. Make the third right into campus. Follow Event Parking signage.
From the Airport [Piedmont Triad/Greensboro-High Point]. Take 68 South to Oak Hollow Mall in High Point. At the mall, turn left onto College Drive. Turn right onto Montlieu Avenue. Follow event parking signage.
From the South. Travel north on I-85. Near Lexington, take Business 85 North (Green Shield).; When Business 85 North and Highway 52 split, remain on Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 North (Main Street). Turn right onto College Drive. Turn left onto Montlieu Avenue. Make the third right into campus. Follow Event Parking signage.
From the West. Travel east on I-40 past Winston-Salem to Highway 311 South (Exit 196). At High Point, take South High Point exit (311/Main Street). Turn left onto Hartley Drive (at Wal-mart/Chick-fil-a). Hartley Drive becomes College Drive at Oak Hollow Mall. Continue and turn right onto Montlieu Avenue. Make the third right into campus. Follow Event Parking signage.
From the East. Option I. Take I-40 West. At Greensboro, follow directions From the North [Option I or Option 2].
Driving and parking instructions also available for download here.
• Selena Hilemon, Appalachian State University, Assistant Director of Community Service, A.C.T.
Convener: Leslie Garvin, Associate Director, NC Campus Compact
Questions? Contact Leslie Garvin.