PACE Conference a success despite ice and snow

March 3, 2015
CCPH's Faye Ziegeweid delivers a session at PACE. Photo by Scott Muthersbaugh.
CCPH’s Faye Ziegeweid delivers a session at PACE. Photo by Scott Muthersbaugh.

Recent winter weather did not stop more than 170 participants from attending the 2015 Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement (PACE) Conference at Elon University on Wednesday, Feb. 18. Faculty, staff, administrators and community members representing 28 institutions in 6 states spent a winter day warmed by the friendly exchange of new ideas and best practices. Nearly thirty workshops, delivered by state and national experts focused on service-learning pedagogy, institutional strategies for campus-community engagement, and research into community-based learning and service.

Highlights of the event included a provocative address by Dr. Rick Battistoni, Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College; a special track of workshops in partnership with Community-Campus Partnerships for Health on topics related to higher education engagement with public health issues; and presentation of the Compact’s annual civic engagement awards. For more information and photos, view our complete PACE 2015 highlights.

Special thanks to Elon University for hosting and to our lead conference sponsor, the Community Engagement Collaboratory.

The 2016 PACE Conference will be held on February 10 at High Point University.