“Dr. Joe” Moravec walks the talk of Mercy College of Health Sciences’ mission

Since 2004, Dr. Joseph Moravec has served as Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Mercy College of Health Science (MCHS) in Des Moines. “Dr. Joe” as he’s known by many, has gone above and beyond his job description to ensure that the college is meeting its mission through the integration of civic engagement, service-learning, and servant leadership into the experiences of his students and colleagues. “Dr. Moravec has contributed to a collegial and caring environment in fostering positive and unique mission and community-focused student learning at Mercy College,” said Mercy College President and Iowa Campus Compact Board Chair Barbara Decker. “From…

Iowa State University’s Susan Erickson makes magic happen

This blog is one in a series over the next few weeks featuring our 2015 Engaged Campus Award winners. M. Susan Erickson gets to make magic happen. In her role as coordinator of the PLaCE (Partnering Landscape and Community Enhancement) Program at Iowa State University she brings together communities who need development and design services and students who need to learn to provide those services. She also often gets to involve one of ISU’s extension offices in this work in what she calls a “trifecta.” The PLaCE Program was founded in 2001 and Susan has been the coordinator from the…

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