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STUDENT TO ATTEND SERVICE INSTITUTE
-- Southeastern Louisiana University student Jamie Breaux, left,
a junior special education major from Rayne, will attend the 2004 Institute
on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, D.C. this summer.
A service veteran at Southeastern, Breaux currently is working with Southeastern
education professor Cynthia Elliot, right, to research the impact of service
learning in Southeastern education curricula.
SOUTHEASTERN STUDENT CHOSEN
FOR NATIONAL SERVICE INSTITUTE
HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana
University student Jamie Breaux, a junior special education major from
Rayne, is one of only 35 students nationwide who have been selected to
attend the 2004 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service this summer
in Washington, D.C.
The institute, scheduled for
June 7 to July 31 at Georgetown University, is an intensive eight-week
academic and internship program for college undergraduates engaged in tutoring,
mentoring, and other kinds of service programs on and off their campuses,
and who are interested in exploring careers in the nonprofit sector.
Breaux was one of the original
corps members for Southeastern’s Jumpstart program, which is part of a
national initiative designed to ensure that every child enters school prepared
to succeed. Jumpstart participants become AmeriCorps members and work one-on-one
with a Head Start student. Breaux also served as a Jumpstart team leader
and helps recruit new corps members.
Breaux is now working as an undergraduate
researcher with Southeastern teacher education professor Cynthia Elliot
to explore the impact of service learning in the redesigned PK-3 certification
program in early childhood teacher education.
“Jamie is an outstanding
teacher candidate and has already made an impact at Southeastern and in
the community,” said Elliot. “She will represent Southeastern well.”
“Service is a big part of my
life. I get so much joy out of it,” said Breaux. She said her ultimate
goal is to open a school for disadvantaged children, “so that they can
realize their potential as future leaders.”
In addition to being accepted
as an institute participant, Breaux has also been selected to receive a