Pioneer in Community-Based Learning, Nadinne Cruz, Named Donahue Scholar

Pioneer in Community-Based Learning, Nadinne Cruz, Named Donahue Scholar

October 01, 2014

Nadinne Cruz, a pioneering leader in community-based learning will deliver the Distinguished Donahue Scholar lecture on October 7 at 2 pm in de Witt Hall. Her talk, titled "Education to Change the World: A Call to Engagement by a Loyal Critic of Service," will touch upon her years of work in experiential education.

Cruz's early volunteer experiences with peasants in the Phillipines and her Filipina-American immigrant consciousness of social issues inspire her work.

Cruz has served as an advocate and practitioner of service learning 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. She took courses toward a PhD in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies and works with colleges and universities across the country as well as National and State Campus Compacts.