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Civic Engagement Matters

April 10 - July 10, 2015

This special exhibition features photographs by Briget Ganske and the words of University of Richmond alumni who have connected with the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). Many now call Richmond their home.

The CCE grew out of the University of Richmond’s long, rich history of community involvement. As the University entered the 21st century, the desire for an intentional, integrated cross-campus approach to community engagement emerged. In 2002, the Community Relations Task Force called for the creation of a center to coordinate campus-community engagement. In 2003, Dr. Douglas A. Hicks, associate professor of leadership studies and religion, chaired a faculty committee charged with developing a plan for a center. This plan became reality when, with generous funding from the Bonner Foundation, the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2004 with Hicks serving as the founding director.

Today, the center has a dedicated staff, led by executive director Dr. Amy Howard, and is committed to forming and sustaining long-term, reciprocal partnerships that provide transformative learning experiences for students, deepen faculty engagement, respond to community-identified needs, and contribute to positive change in the region.

About the Photographer

Briget Ganske is a Richmond-based photographer and filmmaker. She studied creative writing at Northwestern University and photography at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and received her master’s degree in Arts in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. These three elements – writing, photography, and education – come together in her work as she helps organizations and individuals tell their stories through moving and still images.

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