Outstanding Student Award
Class of 2020
Major: Psychology with Human Services concentration
Hobbies: Gardening and watching classic films
“It was truly a rewarding experience to see the impact of this project and the importance of intergenerational socialization first-hand. Hands-on experience like this is so enriching to students and makes such a lasting impact within the community.”
- Kayla Broughton
“Kayla Broughton has displayed exceptional leadership and collaborative skills in a service-learning project during the Fall of 2019. She was the originator of a service-learning project that I had implemented within my Adulthood and Aging class. She took the lead in the establishment of a partnership with St. Mark’s Towers. While investigating the limited literature on evidence-based practices for service-learning on senior populations, she took the initiative in developing an innovative research project. Along with my guidance, she attempted to empirically examine the impact of this intergenerational service-learning project on the senior recipients of St. Mark’s towers. Not only did Kayla serve as a leader and mentor to other students during this project, but she also attempted to contribute to the literature in the field. A poster has been accepted at the 2020 Southeastern Psychology Association (SEPA) conference and she plans on completing a manuscript to be submitted to a journal this summer. I highly recommend Kayla Broughton for the Excellence in Service-Learning Award.”
- Neda Moinolmolki, Ph.D.