Elon was recognized for the “outstanding support” of the Goodwill's mission, vision, values, programs and services.
Elon University was awarded the Cornerstone Award by the Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina for the “outstanding support” of the organization’s mission, vision, values, programs and services.
The Cornerstone Award is an annual honor, and this year recognized the work of associate professors of marketing Sharon Hodge and Tim Norvell, along with Monica Burney, lecturer in human services studies.
Hodge taught four graduate marketing management classes that completed 14 projects for both the Triad Goodwill Career Center and the Triad Goodwill Store and Donation & Donation Center.
“I feel like we should be giving an award to Goodwill for being such a great partner throughout the most challenging time students have faced during my 20 years at Elon,” Hodge said. “So, receiving this award this year makes it even more meaningful.
Hodge added that she and Norvell, who taught an undergraduate marketing research class that completed five projects consisting of 25 students for the Triad Goodwill Center, will continue this partnership into 2022 and beyond.
Burney led senior internship courses in the 2021-22 academic year for two students who completed 290 hours during both the fall and spring semesters.
“We feel honored that they thought of us, because their partnership makes us better at our work with students,” Burney said. “We look forward to a continued partnership in the future.
Richard Vance, learning & outcomes manager for Goodwill Industries of Central North Carolina, said that the partnership of the university and its staff have “enhanced Goodwill’s mission and helped us serve our community together.”