The Office of Community-Based Learning and Research develops student leaders by working with Lawrence faculty, staff, and students to create and sustain connections between the academic curriculum and community service. We work closely with our partners at the Volunteer and Community Service Center and within the greater Fox Cities community to nurture projects that connect the liberal arts to public service and civic engagement.
2015 Pieper Family Lantern Award
Heather Jost ('15) and Shang Li ('16) were named as co-recipients of the 2015 Pieper Family Lantern Award. The award recognizes a student or students who have furthered the growth and well-being of people and/or communities through the practice of service for others. The award winners also serve as exemplars of servant leadership at Lawrence because they have put the needs of others first in accepting the challenge of servant-first leadership.
Heather was recognized for the breadth and depth of her volunteering while at Lawrence, including over 260 hours of volunteer work and five years as a LARY mentor for the same Edison Elementary School student. Heather has also exercised servant leadership as a member and now president of Lawrence's chapter of GlobeMed.
Shang was recognized for her work in founding LU Food Recovery, and for founding LiShang Traditions & Cultural Exchange Center of Tianjin, an NGO that delivers high quality instruction in traditional Chinese arts and culture to orphans in Tianjin, China. Shang has also been active providing education on campus through her involvement in Lawrence International.