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Center for Community Engagement

Funding Opportunities

Conville Service-Learning Development Award 
The Richard L. Conville and Mozella P. Conville Center for Community Engagement Fund for Excellence provides one $2,000 grant each year to past graduates of USM’s Faculty Fellow Seminar on Service-Learning for

  • Developing or re-designing a service-learning class
  • Conducting or developing community-engaged or service-learning research
  • Collaborating on an inter-collegiate service-learning initiative
  • Advancing and promoting service-learning at USM
  • Integrating service-learning into a college or department degree plan

Recipients will receive $2,000 to facilitate the development of their project. The funding may be used for travel funds, project supplies, or to reimburse a course release offered by an academic department.

2022-23 Vickie Reed
2021-22 Ann Marie Kinnell & Christopher Foley 
2020-21 Jo Hawkins-Jones 
2019-20 Jessica Lee 
2018-19  Stacy Creel
2017-18  Carmen Carracelas-Juncal
2016-17  Charkarra Anderson-Lewis 


 About the Conville Fund

Richard L. and Mozella P. Conville

In 2015, Dr. Richard L. Conville, professor emeritus of communication studies and service-learning at The University of Southern Mississippi from 1978-2013, together with his wife established the Richard L. and Mozella P. Conville Endowment to support the Center for Community Engagement. Its purpose is to provide students and faculty with experiences to enhance their ability to learn and teach through community service.

As Ernest Boyer has said, “The aim of education is not only to prepare students for productive careers, but also to enable them to live lives of dignity and purpose; not only to generate new knowledge, but to channel that knowledge to humane ends; not merely to study government, but to help shape a citizenry that can promote the public good” (Scholarship Reconsidered, 1990, 77-78).

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118 College Dr. #5211

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