Service-Learning courses couple meaningful community service with classroom instruction. To increase students’ awareness of veterans’ issues, Professor Walt Ellis created a multi-semester Service-Learning project in which sociology students contacted college and community veterans’ organizations and interviewed veterans to determine what services could be improved. Veterans expressed difficulty in accessing medical and educational benefits. In response, students created this “Veterans” website to address those needs. This project enhanced HCC’s ability to serve veterans.
Related to this, Professor Greg Miller has continued the service-learning concept of having students interview veterans and write “reflection” papers describing their experiences. This project is ongoing. A selection of “interview reflections” is provided below.
VETERANS INTERVIEWS PROJECT SPRING 2009 (Best if veiwed in Acrobat Reader 9 - Click HERE to download)