Public Health & Health Sciences Blog

MCCphotoDr. Lisa Lapeyrouse, assistant professor of health education and Marcie Roberts, M.S. in health education student, were panelists for a session on building community partnerships at the Michigan Campus Compact Civic Engagement Institute this Tuesday. The two shared their experience with the civic engagement project conducted by students in Lapeyrouse’s Health Communications class. Roberts, along with her classmates, organized, planned, and promoted a blood drive in collaboration with the American Red Cross. On the panel Tuesday, she acted as the student leader presenter, giving her an opportunity to share her work on the project. “I talked about how students used social media to reach the community and to discuss task updates. I also mentioned how students used social media to discuss strengths, weaknesses and schedules (school/work) to delegate tasks…students were able to create the logo, theme, and activities for the blood drive with minimum redirection from the professor and the community partner,” Roberts said.