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October 2016

DukeEngage Welcomes New National Advisory Board Members

  • 10.21.16
  • Posted By: Cathy S

The DukeEngage National Advisory Board is comprised of prominent Duke alumni and friends from around the country who have demonstrated the values of leadership and service that DukeEngage embodies. The role of this Board is one of advice and advocacy.

We extend our gratitude and warm welcome to the following new board members:

Patricia Morton '77, P'06, Charlotte, NC

Alexandra Swain, '13, New York, NY

Andrew Nurkin '03, Lambertville, NJ

Mark Todzo '86, P'20, Hillsborough, CA

Benay Todzo P'20, Hillsborough, CA

Dennis Clements H.S. '73-'74, H.S. '86-'88, P'04, Chapel Hill, NC


View the DukeEngage National Advisory Board roster in its entirety.

DukeEngage Student Essays Published in New Book from Charles Piot and DukeEngage Togo Participants

  • 10.18.16
  • Posted By: Liz Corrao

        DukeEngage is proud to celebrate the release of Doing Development in West Africa, a Duke University Press book featuring the work of DukeEngage participants, edited and facilitated by DukeEngage Togo program leader, Charles Piot. Since 2008, cultural anthropologist Charles Piot has connected Duke students with the opportunity to initiate development projects in West Africa through DukeEngage Togo. This year, he has compiled student essays documenting and reflecting on the work done in these communities as a way of sharing the challenges, successes, and failures of carrying out meaningful initiatives.

        Piot’s contributions help contextualize the various student projects in terms of West African developmental progress in recent history, and provide insight regarding the prospective success of different types of ventures. By giving DukeEngage participants the chance to share their perspective, Doing Development in West Africa emphasizes the importance of cultural understanding and discovery when approaching challenges abroad.

        Join us in celebrating the book’s release on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 4-6pm in the Duke Office of Civic Engagement (Smith Warehouse, Bay 9, First Floor). The event will include an introduction from Piot, as well as selected readings from DukeEngage participants. DukeEngage and the Duke Office of Civic Engagement are thrilled to be presenting the publication, and hope it inspires students to strive to broaden the range of impact of their service learning experiences.

    • Piot Book

Thomas Phillips Joins DukeEngage Staff

  • 10.18.16
  • Posted By: Liz Corrao

       DukeEngage is pleased to announce that Thomas Phillips will be joining its staff as Assistant Director for Programs. The Alabama native attended Auburn University prior to several years of service all around the globe, including membership in the Peace Corps, and teaching languages in New Mexico and South Korea. As a member of the DukeEngage team, Phillips will be able to pass his understanding of the value of global civic engagement onto Duke students. Visit the DukeEngage Staff Bio page to read more about Thomas Phillips. 

    • Thomas Phillips

Read all of this summer's student-written blogs. 

    • DukeEngage Cairo