Twelve graduate students from the Department of Counselor Education participated in the Civic Engagement Exhibition this spring. The exhibition showcased visual displays of their Service–Learning experiences, final projects and research.
Rhiannon Troll and Amber Dillon won “Best in Show” for their poster, which featured their work in partnership with the Agency for New Americans (ANA). The primary goal at ANA is to help refugees achieve self-sufficiency in their new lives by providing the skills, education, and support necessary during their resettlement period.
The exhibition is an open forum for students to interact with faculty, community partners, and with university and state dignitaries. Held every spring and fall semester, the diversity of disciplines and projects in the exhibition illustrates the broad reach of Boise State University’s commitment to civic engagement.
A quote featured on their poster is as follows: “This project allowed us to gain a deeper understanding of what being a refugee entails. We offered emotional support as they described and expressed their frustrations and concerns with the relocation process. Our new insight and awareness of the refugee population within our community allowed for opportunities to educate others in an attempt to dispel misconceptions and initiate conversations regarding the needs of the refugee population in our community.”