Graduating Senior Lauren Maland wins McCall Center Award

The McCall Center for Civic Engagement Award recognizes outstanding contributions to civic engagement at Pacific University. As one of the College of Arts & Sciences senior awards given to graduating students to honor their accomplishments at Pacific, the McCall Center Award recipient is chosen by MCCE staff and recognized in the commencement program. Award recipients are chosen for their dedication to civic participation and contributions to creating a fun, inclusive, and meaningful culture of civic engagement at Pacific.

This year the McCall Center for Civic Engagement Award goes to Lauren Maland.

Lauren joined the staff of the McCall Center in the spring of her first year at Pacific, after attending the Social Justice Retreat in January 2017. Since then, Lauren has grown to be a strong leader on the Civic Action Team. Lauren is the kind of person who does what she can to help when asked, offers what she intuits will be useful, and collaborates when needed to amplify her own impact. She has actively participated in just about every program the McCall Center offers, and has had a leadership role with the Community Collaboration Celebration for the past two years of that event.

Lauren has taken multiple courses with a civic engagement designation, including Leadership for Community Engagement, in which she was able to directly assist other students with CE projects and experiences. With her chosen double major of Criminal Justice, Law, & Society and Applied Theater, Lauren is sure to continue to serve the common good in her future work, but we will miss her service to the Pacific University community, and we will miss her in the McCall Center for Civic Engagement.

Congratulations, Lauren, and best wishes!

Thursday, May 7, 2020