Winners of Armen Awards: Excellence in Service Learning announced

Projects to create age-appropriate biology lessons for schoolchildren, assist Gilda’s Club with LaughFest, and support those who work with cancer patients and survivors were named winners in Grand Rapids Community College’s 2014 Armen Awards.

The winners were announced during a ceremony on April 25, 2014:

[First Place: $3,000] Sarah Krajewski and her Biology for Educators course partnered with Immaculate Heart of Mary School.

[Second Place: $1,500] Bethann Talsma and her Office Ethics and Etiquette course partnered with Gilda’s Club.

[Third Place: $750] Jolanta Lanier and her Personal Health course partnered with the American Cancer Society.

The other finalists were:

  • Hope Hagan and her Business and Technical Writing course, which partnered with Covenant House.
  • Aleta Anderson and her Introductory German course, which worked with Palmer Elementary School.
  • Dr. Sherry Knoppers and her Community Transcultural Nursing course, which partnered with South End Community Outreach Ministry.
  • Gayl Beals and his Automotive Job Training course, which worked with Mel Trotter Ministries.

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