A School of Business capstone course provides an opportunity for real community impact in Greater Madison, and for students. In this case the results are delicious!
“We spend a lot of time doing the same thing over and over again to find our excellence,” Kim Schaefer ‘91 said. “But it is those experiences that are made up through the years that have the true impact to be able to do that.”
Community impact stands alongside student learning and inclusion as one of the foundations upon which the Edgewood College strategic framework is built.
As you might expect, there was a lot of discussion about what that phrase meant. Does “community” refer to the campus community? The Greater Madison community? The world? And what about impact…does that mean scholarship? Service? Leadership? Employment?
After engaging in the Dominican practice of reflection, my answer was clear: Yes! Whatever the size and location of a community, and by whatever means are at our disposal, we are called to build a more just and compassionate world—to have a positive impact on our community.
In this Magazine, you’ll see some great examples of alumni and students doing just that:
And don’t forget to check out the profiles of our Alumni Award winners! There weren’t many dry eyes in the house as we heard about the ways in which each of those four individuals has made a remarkable difference—at the international level, at the national and local level, and in one amazing case, at the individual level.
Are all of those examples of community impact? YES!
Through the educational experiences at Edgewood College, our students and alumni are prepared to change the world….enjoy these examples of just how that happens!