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On Wednesday, February 13, ACE staff presented with Elon University staff at the annual Campus Compact PACE conference. The presentation, titled  “Athletes for Good: Benefits and Challenges of Student-Athlete Civic Engagement” unpacked the involvement of student-athletes in civic engagement.

In this session, PACE participants were introduced to Duke and Stanford’s collaborative student-athlete civic engagement program, ACE. ACE draws on best practices in experiential learning and student-athlete development to create immersive service opportunities that respond to student-athletes’ needs and challenges. Participants were also introduced to Elon University’s partnership with Elon Athletics and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, with a 4-year NCAA grant, partnered to provide student-athletes with increased access to community service and to deepen those service experiences.

The following members of Duke ACE staff were present at the PACE conference:

  • Jacki Purtell, Assistant Director for Assessment, Evaluation & Strategy for Civic Programs, Duke Engage
  • Emily Durham, Program Director, ACE
  • Andrew Bates, Evaluation & Communications Assistant, ACE

Learn more about the 2019 PACE conference