Buena Vista University has received a $5,000 grant to support and expand the activities of Student MOVE (Mobilizing Outreach and Volunteer Efforts), the student advisory board to BVU’s Office of Civic Engagement.
The “Student Leadership Award” grant was provided by Jenzabar Foundation, Boston, Mass., a charitable and educational organization that was established by Jenzabar, Inc., a provider of software, strategies and services for higher education. BVU is a client of Jenzabar, Inc.
Dr. Ashley Farmer-Hanson, director of civic engagement at BVU, says the award application was developed in collaboration with Student MOVE board members. Farmer-Hanson; Dr. Meg McKeon, vice president for student affairs and dean of students; and Kevin Coriolan, co-vice-president of communications for Student MOVE, recently traveled to Dallas to accept the award. Kevin is a junior communications major from Worthington, Minn.
Student MOVE was one of five student-led college and university groups which were recognized for their significant contributions to better the world beyond their campuses. Student MOVE hosts over 20 civic engagement activities a year. During the 2011-12 academic year, over 800 BVU students, faculty, and staff volunteered 18,500 hours of service.