Canfield-Simbro Receives 2009 Excellence in Service-Learning Award
September 22, 2009
Dr. Beth Canfield-Simbro, assistant professor of human performance and sport business and co-director of the honors program recently received the 2009 Excellence in Service-Learning Award at Mount Union College.
This award is given annually to a faculty member at Mount Union for his or her contributions to community and service learning. The Office of Service-Learning and Community Service selected Canfield-Simbro as this year’s award winner because of her dedicated leadership to service-learning with students in and out of the classroom. She has supported projects such as boys and girls fitness programs and the Future Fitness Club at the YMCA, Health and Wellness programming at Alliance Franklin Headstart and the National Neighborhood Day picnic.
“As a YMCA board member, I have seen first-hand the impact that these programs have,” said Lorie Miller, director of community educational outreach. “She has demonstrated her dedication to her students and her community through sustainable service projects.”
Canfield-Simbro has received funding for her service-learning work from Ohio Campus Compact and United Health. She is a mentor to other faculty members who are interested in service-learning and is a member of the Mount Union College Service-Learning Task Force. She also was recognized with an honorable mention for the 2009 David Hoch Award for Service-Learning in Ohio.
Dr. Steve Kramer, professor of psychology received this award in 2008.