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Center for Community Engagement

About CCE

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) coordinates meaningful and mutually beneficially community engagement experiences to address university and community needs, effect positive social change, and cultivate active citizen leaders. 

Programs:
REACH
Alternative Service Breaks
Volunteer USM
Service-Learning

Connecting Students to Service

Staff:

Christy Arrazattee, Director
601-266-6467

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Nneka Ayozie, Assistant Director
601-266-5725
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Karie Chatham, Program Coordinator
601-266-5208
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Carly Badeaux, Graduate Assistant 
601-266-5209
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Ojonoka Atawodi, Public Relations Graduate Assistant
601-266-5074
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CCE Priorities 

  1. CCE, in collaboration with community partners, will support and implement high quality initiatives that benefit the public good.
  2. CCE will promote a university culture of service through interdisciplinary service-learning, collaborative programming, and direct work with students.
  3. Participants in CCE’s programs will
    1. discover and develop competencies that will benefit them now and in the future.
    2. demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives and cultures.
    3. develop a sense of civic identity and continued commitment to public action.
    4. learn to maximize their roles in leadership and involvement to contribute to meaningful action.

Contact Us

Center for Community Engagement
104 The Hub
118 College Dr. #5211

Hattiesburg Campus

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Email
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Phone
601.266.5074