Janice Butler, Director of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning
Janice has developed workshops for faculty on integrating service and community-based learning into the curriculum and is available for one-on-one consultations with instructors. She can help local agencies and organizations to work effectively with Bucknell students. She has also been involved in developing alternative break projects and can offer resources to staff and students who are planning service-learning trips.
Kyle Bray, Assistant Director of Service-Learning
Kyle assists faculty and students in establishing relationships with community-based organizations for service-learning placements. He also meets with students and faculty to develop new service-learning courses and projects, and to refine existing opportunities. Additionally, Kyle oversees the Lewisburg Community Garden, and helps facilitate the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua and the Katrina Recovery Team service-learning alternative break programs.
Lynn Pierson, Assistant Director for Community Service
Lynn assists students with identifying their community service and volunteer interests and then connecting them with sites in the Lewisburg community and surrounding counties as appropriate. She facilitates both on-campus and off-campus service events and activities, including the Community Harvest hot meal program. Local agencies frequently contact her with their volunteer needs, and she works to identify available resources. Annual programs like the Service Fair, Turkey and Trimmings, the Giving Tree, the Polar Bear Plunge, Empty Bowls and Thaw Out are overseen by Lynn.
Jose Figueroa, Office Coordinator
Jose is the contact for any questions you may have regarding the Office of Civic Engagement or Community Service. He will be able to put you in contact with the right person depending on your needs. Jose also handles any Community Service Federal Work study payroll issues.
Jon Hunsberger, AmeriCorps Youth Outreach Coordinator
Jon is serving a one-year contract as the AmeriCorps Youth Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Civic Engagement. He coordinates after-school programs for children at Meadow View and Essex Place, two affordable housing communities in Lewisburg, and provides ESL tutors to local students in need. Jon trains a cadre of Bucknell students to effectively engage with K-12 youth and provide both academic support and life skills mentoring.
Paula Cochran, AmeriCorps Food Access Coordinator
Paula is serving a one-year term as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Office of Civic Engagement. As the Food Access Coordinator, Paula assists with the day-to-day operations of the Lewisburg Community Garden, and ensures that produce is delivered to local hot meal and food bank programs in a timely fashion. Additionally, Paula assists with the coordination of the Community Harvest hot meal program.
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