Students of the Northern Marianas College were recently recognized for their efforts in conducting community presentations on topics ranging from federalization to the delegate race. The group included students from the political science and current issues classes of Sam McPhetres, as well as from various classes of NMC’s School of Education (SOE) and Nursing Department. Collectively, there were a total of about 205 students involved in the community projects.
Students from McPhetres’s classes presented on various topics, such as the Commonwealth’s energy crisis, the impacts of the federal takeover, and the proposal for the Marine Monument . The College’s nursing students volunteered at during the Disaster Preparedness Month and administered free blood sugar and blood pressure checks. SOE students engaged in many tutoring and teaching practicum activities at the public elementary schools.
The Service Learning Program at NMC combines academic instruction with service to the community. The Program provides students the opportunities to conduct service to their community as part of their academic experience; students can earn classroom credits while serving in a variety of agencies and organizations.