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Serving to Learn: Identifying Local Service Opportunities for Yourself, Friends, and Family

Join us for a workshop exploring philosophies on service and local opportunities to volunteer! This session will be facilitated by Christin Shatzer Román, Director of Community Engagement and Service in The Hub for Spiritual Life. In this interactive session, participants will explore frameworks for effective community engagement and service and will learn about dynamic volunteer opportunities with the university's nonprofit partners. Participants will leave with resources and a calendar of in-person and virtual service projects.

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 12 - 1 PM

Where: Online Webinar

Speaker: Christin Shatzer Román, Director of Community Engagement and Service in The Hub for Spiritual Life

Registrants will receive the Zoom link for the webinar one hour prior to the start of the sessions.



Christin Shatzer Román comes to Pepperdine with almost 15 years of higher education leadership experience. Christin served as the founding director of Lipscomb University's Serving and Learning Together (SALT) Program, the university's service-learning initiative. Under her leadership, The SALT Program developed and supported partnership relationships with over 200 nonprofit agencies. Christin implemented and sustained a graduation requirement in service-learning for Lipscomb undergraduate students, and supervised student community-based research projects. Additionally, Shatzer Román served as Director of Lipscomb's General Education program and oversaw curriculum design and innovation, faculty selection, training, and development, and program assessment.

Under Christin's leadership, Lipscomb was named by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 25 service-learning program, and Lipscomb was twice recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a community-engaged institution.

Shatzer Román's classroom experience includes teaching courses in leadership, first-year seminar, Urban Studies, community change, and civic engagement. Christin earned her doctorate in education from Vanderbilt University and holds a Master's of Public Administration from the University of Delaware. Christin is an alumna of Seaver college.