MDC Professor Selected for Florida Campus Compact’s Statewide Award for Service Learning
Veteran educator will be honored during 20thAnniversary Awards Gala Oct. 20 in Orlando
Miami, September 28, 2011 - A Miami Dade College (MDC) professor has been selected by a panel of service-learning practitioners as the winner of the 2011 Florida Campus Compact (FCC) Service-Learning Faculty Award in the state of Florida college sector.
Miriam Del Campo, a 22-year biology professor from the Kendall Campus, believes that every student has the potential to learn and apply information to make a difference in society and has a role in the sustainability of life on Earth.
Professor del Campo’s preferred teaching method is through service-learning, which is the most direct avenue for students to acquire and immediately utilize content-related material in a significant and meaningful manner.
“Service-learning is a win-win situation for all concerned,” said Del Campo, whose students perform service-learning projects in the science and health-related fields for organizations such as the United States Department of Agriculture, Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Everglades National Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, as well as several hospitals and schools throughout Miami-Dade County.
“It is my role as a professor to guide and mentor students as they progress through their educational journey with values and with the conviction, originally instilled by my grandmother, that we can influence opinions and policies with a strong commitment to worthwhile causes,” added del Campo.
She will receive her award at FCC’s 20th Anniversary Awards Gala on Oct. 20 at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
For more information about Florida Campus Compact’s 20th Anniversary Awards Gala, visit www.floridacompact.org.
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