Goodrich Getting Involved
Imafedia Okhamafe, Ph.D., Chair of the Goodrich Scholarship Program
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--one of which is now on display in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO.
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.
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.
Troy Romero, Ph.D.
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-directs a peer-mediated social skills program for young adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Pamela Smith, Ph.D.
She engaged in readings/recitals in Yoruba (a Nigerian language) at several international translation events, including the 2013 Fagunwa conference in Oshogbo (Nigeria).
Daniel Wuebben, Ph.D.
Students enrolled in Dr. Wuebben's Autobiographical Reading and Writing courses collaborate with students at the Learning Community Center of South Omaha to create digital literacy narratives. These bilingual videos address shared literacy goals and challenges and also help individual participants examine their own language development.