Speaker: Nadinne Cruz
2014 Distinguished Donahue Scholar Nadinne Cruz will speak in de Witt Hall.
Tuesday, October 7, 20142:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. de Witt Hall
Nadinne Cruz will discuss her "Education to Change the World: A Call to Engagement by a 'Loyal Critic' of Service." Cruz is a pioneering leader in community-based learning. Her early volunteer experiences with peasants in the Philippines and her Filipina-American immigrant consciousness of social issues inspire her work. Cruz has served as an advocate and practitioner of service learning and experiential education across diverse institutions of higher education. She has served as a practitioner, leader, advocate, speaker, consultant and author on the need for pedagogies of engagement in higher education. While earning a PhD in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Cruz works with colleges and universities across the U.S. and with the National and state Campus Compacts. She has received numerous awards and honorary degrees.