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Elisabeth Eikrem and Katy Eyberg Recognized with Tower Award for Outstanding Service Project

Micah 6 ESL Project conducts English language classes at Micah 6 food pantry.

Posted: May 2, 2011
Elisabeth Eikrem and Katy Eyberg with their well-deserved Tower Award.

Elisabeth Eikrem and Katy Eyberg with their well-deserved Tower Award.

Elisabeth Eikrem and Katy Eyberg started teaching informal English conversation classes at the Micah 6 food pantry during the Fall 2010 semester. Elisabeth and Katy work together to research and develop interactive lesson plans that focus on teaching "survival skills" to adult English language learners. These classes could not be possible without the assistance of additional LAH volunteers, including Nolan Oldham, Jessi Devenyns, Allie Hollander, and Catherine Moreno. The Micah 6 ESL Project will resume in Fall 2011, and anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to send an e-mail to eaeikrem@aol.com or keyberg@gmail.com.

The Micah 6 ESL Project was recognized with a Tower Award for the 2010-2011 academic year. The Tower Awards at The University of Texas at Austin recognize excellence in community service, the Volunteer and Service Learning Center. Everyone is invited to nominate any outstanding student, staff and/or faculty member, or university course that has made an impact on society through service.

This annual event celebrates the commitment and dedication of The University of Texas at Austin volunteers who commit their time and attention to making the community better. The seven award categories are as follows:

• Outstanding Student Volunteer – recognizes excellence in service by an individual student
• Outstanding Faculty/Staff Volunteer – recognizes excellence in service by a faculty/staff member
• Outstanding Student Organization – recognizes excellence in service by a student organization
• Outstanding Faculty/Staff Organization – recognizes excellence in service by a faculty/staff organization
• Outstanding Service Project – recognizes innovation and effectiveness of a community service project
• Outstanding Working Partnership – recognizes long-term partnerships between student or faculty/staff organizations and community organizations
• Outstanding Academic Service Learning Course – recognizes excellence and innovation in the incorporation of community service with classroom knowledge

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