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Civic Engagement at Skidmore

Prof Nurcan Atalan Helicke and student Brooke

A liberal arts education certainly represents a personal good for our graduates, preparing them not only to make a living but also to create a life worth living — a life that truly matters for themselves and others. But a Skidmore education also represents a broader social good that is seldom remarked upon in contemporary discussions of higher education. We highlight this value in our expressed determination to prepare our graduates to live as informed, responsible, and globally and interculturally aware citizens who are not only capable of bringing their personal plans to fruition but who also strive to make the world a better place for all.


Faces of Community Engagement

Eunice S. Ferreira
Eunice S. Ferreira
Associate Professor, Directing, History and Theory, Theater Department
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke
Nurcan Atalan-Helicke
Director and Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Sciences Program
Brenda Pashley Rabbitt
Brenda Pashley-Rabbitt
Academic Counselor and Peer Academic Support Coordinator, SAS and Lecturer, English Department

Imagining America

The Imagining America consortium (IA) brings together scholars, artists, designers, humanists, and organizers to imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘America’ and world. Working across institutional, disciplinary, and community divides, IA strengthens and promotes public scholarship, cultural organizing, and campus change that inspires collective imagination, knowledge-making, and civic action on pressing public issues.

the letter A - logo of Imagining America

Project Pericles

Project Pericles is a vibrant consortium of 30 colleges and universities that promotes civic engagement within higher education. Building on the innovative vision of Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles works in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. Project Pericles is at the forefront of civic engagement and social responsibility in areas including faculty and course development, curricular coherence, and research into best practices.

Project Pericles

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