Dixie State University

 

Cameron Carlson

I am engaged with the community because I enjoy bettering the lives of those around me. I continually strive for progress, and I have realized the importance of developing my passions and getting involved to inspire others to bring about an overall positive impact in our community and the world. I have connected closely with the people and land here, which has inspired my organizational engagement to bring about greater political awareness and improvements in sustainable living.

Cameron Carlson is a civically minded student who wants to see DSU students connect to campus and community initiatives around sustainability efforts and the political process. He serves as the Sustainability Club President, where he is working to increase student knowledge and action toward sustainable practices on campus. He is also the current student director of the Institute of Politics and has worked with his team to bring interesting and educational political discussions to campus through the bi-weekly pizza and politics forums on campus.

 

   

Florence Bacabac

  • Associate Professor of English

Reciprocal collaboration between DSU and community-based organizations does not only uphold mutually-beneficial relationships, but also help increase social awareness. In the classroom, writing personal reflections becomes an essential process for my students to transform their service activities and course objectives into genuine learning.

Students work with non-profit organizations, etc., as they write actual grant proposals pro bono to be submitted to government agencies or foundations that match the missions/goals of the organizations they represent.

Daneka Souberbielle

Associate Dean of Students/ Director MIC

I’m engaged with this wonderful community, and particularly in the cause of inclusion, because I know nothing else. It is my privilege to open doors, improve lives and create relationships that benefit us as a society, and then to convince anyone who will listen to join me.

Daneka has been involved in community engagement and has been an important resource for underrepresented students. Through her efforts, the multicultural inclusion center has become an important resource for DSU students.

Margaret Truman Marshall 

Part of growing up in St. George was loving Dixie College and being a part of everything “Dixie”.  The Teachers at Dixie inspired and encouraged me to be actively involved in all facets of my education.  These experiences enabled me to move forward to a great teaching career. The opportunities and involvement that I’ve had working with the DSU Alumni Board have allowed me to serve and give back to my “home town” and this great school that I love. It doesn’t matter how young or how old you are, there’s something for you at Dixie State University!

Margaret Marshall has been involved with the DSU alumni board for over 10 years. She has been the liaison with all of the chapters throughout the west and east coasts.  She is a retired school teacher that now dedicates much of her time serving the community with many DSU alumni events and activities.

Dawn McLain

Utah Non-Profit Association

For me personally, community engagement has always been very important.  Over the years I have volunteered thousands of hours to many different nonprofit organizations.  What really appealed to me about the Utah Nonprofits Association was the ability to support more than 650 charitable organizations across the state in ways that are vital to sustainability.  Our mission is to strengthen, unify and elevate Utah nonprofits.  We do this byproviding our members and partners the opportunity to engage in meaningful and dynamic relationships, providing professional development and training opportunities, networking opportunities, providing technical support, advocating for our sector and acting as the connector to drive impactful collaborations that make an difference in our communities. I am truly passionate about the work we do.  I believe that if I want to live in a great community, I have to actively support the programs and services our nonprofits provide.  The best part of this work is the opportunity to work with community leaders such as the faculty and staff at DSU.  To ensure our work continues, it is pivotal that we engage our young adults in the process.  I feel blessed to share my passion to build better, stronger and more vibrant communities with so many wonderful people.

Dawn hosts the Utah Non-profit Association meetings on DSU campus and helps to connect non-profits with volunteers and funding opportunities.

Florence Bacabac, Associate Professor of English

Reciprocal collaboration between DSU and community-based organizations does not only uphold mutually-beneficial relationships, but also help increase social awareness. In the classroom, writing personal reflections becomes an essential process for my students to transform their service activities and course objectives into genuine learning.

Students work with non-profit organizations, etc., as they write actual grant proposals pro bono to be submitted to government agencies or foundations that match the missions/goals of the organizations they represent.