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2020 Service-Learning Symposium: Abbey Risher

Explore digital presentations by College of Coastal Georgia faculty and students related to their service-learning collaborative work for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020

Excellence in Service-Learning Awards

Outstanding Student Award

Abbey Risher

Abbey Risher

Class of 2021
Major: Nursing
Hobbies: I love Camping, and I spend my summers as a camp counselor.  I am also always looking for service projects with CGANS and as an alumnus of Gamma Sigma Sigma. 

“My Nursing cohort made a resource of all of the alcohol and drug addiction centers of Georgia.  We divided the state into sections, and we put a group in charge of each part of the state. The groups were in charge of making phone calls and visiting websites to collect phone numbers and other basic information about each place. My group then took their data and organized it in the final document for our sponsor, The Remedy Project. The final project is a 32-page document of Georgia addiction centers, and I was amazed at the number of resources for people who struggled with addiction. This project by no means could have been done without the support of my classmates and of course Mrs. Bowles.”

- Abby Risher

“Abbey led her group in our service-learning project. Her group took responsibility for creating our finished project: A digital network of recovery resources for those struggling with addiction.

Abbey led her team in innovation by creating links for each group to upload their information directly into a spreadsheet.  She worked closely with her team and assigned team members to partner with each group as a resource.  She and her team members then worked diligently to compile the data obtained and create a resource that will be used not only by our community partner but by non-profits throughout the state of Georgia so that families and addicts can make informed decisions about recovery.  Abigail used outstanding written and verbal communication skills and helped to oversee a professional product that has incredible potential for impacting lives.”

- Amy Bowles

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