COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT FELLOWS: STATE-OF-THE-ART

February 19-21, 2020

Bellingham (Xwotqwem), Washington

I enjoy talking with people about what issues they think are important.

I'm delighted when I get to read a book for fun.

Donna Aguiniga

University of Alaska Anchorage, Center for Community Engagement & Learning

dmaguiniga@alaska.edu

I find significant meaning in developing and implementing programs that impact in positive ways both college students, and in separate contexts, members of my faith community.

I'm delighted when I get to spend time with my wife Carol, adult children and our golden retriever Sammy, as well as reading non-fiction works, listening to classical music, exercising and eating nutritionally sound food.

Dale Austin

Hope College

Central Reformed Church

austin@hope.edu

I enjoy talking with people about their hopes and plans for the future.

I'm delighted when I learn more about something I find interesting but haven't had a chance to dig into yet.

Brian Davenport

Eastern Washington University

bdavenport2@ewu.edu

I enjoy talking with people about the sorts of things that get them excited about work, life, adventure, etc.

I'm delighted when I get to hike new trails and kayak new rivers

Matt Friesen

Western Oregon University

friesenm@wou.edu

I enjoy talking with people about my experiences with students, who inspire me.

I'm delighted when I get to play singles tennis, spend time with friends, see movies and shows, entertain friends and international visitors.

Patti Gorman

Seattle Central College

Patricia.Gorman@seattlecolleges.edu

 I enjoy talking with people about diversity, equity and inclusion and how we expand our ability to engage with underserved communities.

I'm delighted when I get to travel and enjoy the beach or beautiful nature filled parks.

Vickie Gomez

vlgomez@ucdavis.edu

University of California, Davis

I enjoy talking with people about how to integrate dialogue and conversation into high school biology curriculum.

I'm delighted when I get to surround myself with the more than human beings in my neighborhood.

Liz Grewal

liz.grewal@outlook.com

I enjoy talking with people about the most recent book, podcast, or article that intrigued them.

I'm delighted when I get to explore new places without expectations or an agenda.

Laurel Hammond

Western Washington University

laurel.hammond@wwu.edu

Renée Houston

University of Puget Sound

Experiential Learning

rhouston@pugetsound.edu

I enjoy talking with people about learning experiences they've had and the way Experiential Learning has shaped who they are.

I'm delighted when I get to spend time with my family and volunteer in my community.

Nicole Kendrick

University of Puget Sound Experiential Learning

nkendrick@pugetsound.edu

I enjoy talking with people about democracy of wisdom and mutuality.

I'm delighted when I get to connect people who otherwise do not know each other.

Michelle LaPorte

Azusa Pacific University, Center for Academic Service-Learning

mlaporte@apu.edu

I enjoy talking with people about organizational change, energy-filled work, and shared struggles/success.

I am delighted when I get to ski, play in the mountains, play soccer, play piano.

Lindsey MacDonald

Western Washington University

Sustainable Communities Partnership

Lindsey.MacDonald@wwu.edu

I enjoy talking with people about deconstructing hierarchies of knowledge through reciprocal and co-creative partnerships between community and academic stakeholders.

I'm delighted when I spend time with loved ones, explore a new thrift store, or be outdoors.

Kelsey Martin

Whitman College

Student Engagement Center

martinka@whitman.edu

I enjoy talking with people about balancing Indigenous ways of Knowing with Western ways of Knowing, and developing opportunities to do scientific, educational or economic work regarding this balance.

I'm delighted when I get to be in nature by going on walks and hikes in beautiful places.

Sadie Olsen

Whiteswan Environmental

Whatcom Community College

sadieolsen20@gmail.com

I enjoy talking with people about how we deepen a practice of place as we learn from land and community.

I'm delighted when I get to be in synch with natural cycles as my sense of time.

Joshua Porter

Western Washington University Community Learning Lab

porterj7@wwu.edu

I enjoy talking with people about creatively addressing challenges and how we can support one another using our individual expertise and experiences.

I'm delighted when I get to travel, hike, cook, and make music with family and friends.

Shelly Rasmussen

Whitman College Student Engagement Center

rasmussa@whitman.edu

I enjoy talking with people about their beliefs and worldview that are vastly different from mine.

I'm delighted when I get to prune trees, collect eggs and milk a goat.

Erin Suda

Whatcom County Library System

erin.suda@wcls.org

I enjoy talking with people about outdoor observations, activities and engagements.

I'm delighted when I get to draft environmental essays for a newspaper column.

Chuck Tennessen

Driftless Area Land Conservancy

twotens@yousq.net

 I enjoy talking with people about permaculture design principles.

I'm delighted when I get to go for a bike ride in the countryside.

Travis Tennessen

Western Washington University

travis.tennessen@wwu.edu

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Our programming takes place on the ancestral homelands of the Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived in the Salish Sea basin, throughout the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades watershed, from time immemorial. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, particularly the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.

(For more information: WWU Tribal Relations)

Thank you to the numerous organizations that have empowered and continue to support this collaborative effort through co-sponsoring events and providing meeting space, expertise, and communication support. Special thanks to Eastern Washington University, Northwest Indian College, University of Puget Sound, Whatcom County Library System, and Whiteswan Environmental for their ongoing dedication to the work.

©2020 Community Engagement Fellows