Goodrich Getting Involved
Troy Romero, Ph.D., Chair of the Goodrich Scholarship Program
In collaboration with Fontenelle Elementary School and Royale Oaks Assisted Living Center, Dr. Romero’s Autobiographical Reading and Writing courses created Words of Wisdom, where 2nd and 3rd graders were matched with Dr. Romero’s students to create bibliographies of seniors from Royal Oaks. Through a partnership with Autism Action Partnership, Dr. Romero also co-directed a peer-mediated social skills program for young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Barbara Hewins-Maroney, Ph.D.
Her community engagement included a service-learning p-16 initiative which involved 7th and 8th graders at King Science and Technology Magnet School examining several models of aquaponic production and developing a Hunger Banquet to emphasize the impact of food and water scarcity.
Imafedia Okhamafe, Ph.D.
His UNO class, in collaboration with Kiewit Middle School, South Omaha Museum, and a South Omaha group of parents and their children, established a reading and writing club, which enabled students to read professional autobiographies and produce their own autobiographies, including drawings and paintings.
Todd Richardson, Ph.D.
In partnership with the Malcolm X Center and students from Norris Middle School, Dr. Richardson taught a service-learning class in which students collected people’s recollections of Omaha native, Malcolm X. He also taught a service-learning class, in partnership with the city of Ralston and Ralston High’s Avenue Scholars, that had students record oral histories from long-time Ralston residents.