Global Service Learning Honored With Story Award

Global Service Learning has been recognized with the University's Roy G. Story Award for their work as true global ambassadors for Nebraska Wesleyan.

The student organization was honored August 24 during the University dinner.

While presenting the award, President Fred Ohles said this year's Story Award honoree is rooted in the Nebraska Wesleyan University identity: the difference is experience, your experience.

"Nowhere is that more true than in the Global Service Learning Program at Nebraska Wesleyan," said Ohles. "GSL has made its mark by showing how well-equipped students can be to run a whole operation: to plan, budget, recruit, undertake, and evaluate. It is a model for learning that is engaged and experientially rich."

Global Service Learning coordinates and participates in local service projects. Each winter break they participate in a national service project and each summer the organization participates in an international service trip. This summer they served in Turkey. In previous years they have served in China, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Swaziland.

Kelli Wood and Sue Wortmann serve as advisors for the student organization.

Roy G. Story graduated from NWU in 1919 and went on to earn his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a law degree from George Washington University. During his long career as a patent attorney with Texaco and Swift & Company, Story patented 50 inventions and was generous in sharing his success with Nebraska Wesleyan. The Roy G. Story Award is one of the most enduring legacies of Story's creativity and the value of the liberal arts education he received at NWU.

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Members of Global Service Learning spent two weeks this summer serving villages in Turkey.
GSL members shuck lima beans in Turkey.
Kyle Rohrich and Mandi Miller clean a goat barn in Turkey.