Hilbert College students travel to the Dominican Republic for a service learning trip.

Contact Us

Have a question for the Center for Career & Community Engagement? Contact us.

Katie Martoche, 
Center Director and Title IX Coordinator
Franciscan Hall, Room 107
716-649-7900, ext. 291
Fax: 716-648-3327

Rachel Wozniak, 
Assistant Director
Franciscan Hall, Room 104


Service Learning Committee

The Service Learning Committee is an integral part of Hilbert College's service-learning efforts. Members of the Committee help identify priorities for service-learning, serve as faculty liaisons to other faculty members and community organizations, and support professional development. Task Force membership is not restricted to faculty; staff members are welcome and encouraged to serve on the committee. 

Committee Members:
Ms. Katie Martoche, Career & Community Engagement
Prof. Dan Roland, Business Administration
Dr. Amy Smith, English
Ms. Rachel Wozniak,Career & Community Engagement

Sarah community service

Service Learning

"Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities." ~ Learn and Serve America

At Hilbert, our dedication to our community is strong.  Incoming students with a graduation date of December of 2016 or later are required to complete service-learning as part of an academic course in order to graduate.  This commitment made by administration and faculty reinforces the importance of the connection made through service in educating our students and increasing their understanding of society. 

Additionally, Hilbert believes that service is an integral part of creating a well-rounded college experience for our students.  Nestled in the sophomore year of our Hilbert Blueprint, Service Learning provides an opportunity for our students to embrace the college’s mission and values while strengthening our communities. 

Spring 2018 Service Learning Courses

BUS 334/1- Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (SL Required),  Prof. D. Roland
BUS 345/1- Marketing Management (SL Required),  Prof. D. Roland
CJ 300/1- Probation, Parole, & Community Corrections (SL Optional), Prof. D. Zimpfer
CJ /HS 316/1- Family Violence (SL Optional), Dr. Y. Downes
COM 180/1- Advanced Multimedia Explorations
(SL Required), Prof. C. Gallant
FS 318/1- Special Topics in Forensic Science I (SL Optional), Prof. C. Reilly-Nowak
FS 318/2- Special Topics in Forensic Science I (SL Optional), Prof. C. Reilly-Nowak
GS 160/1- Intro to Leadership (SL Required), Prof. J. Sturm
GS 300/1- Service Learning Abroad (SL Required), Dr. A. Smith
HS 101/1-Introduction to Human Services (SL Required), Prof. C. Kumiega
HS 203/1-Introduction to Counseling (SL Required), Prof. C. Kumiega
HS 204/1- Basic Interviewing Skills (SL Required), Prof. C. Kumiega
HS/PSY/SO 320/1- Loss, Grief and Dying (SL Optional), Dr. J. Kusmierz
PSY 203 /1- Adolescence (SL Optional), Dr. J. Kusmierz
PSY 203 /2- Adolescence (SL Optional), Dr. J. Kusmierz
PSY 351 /1- Positive Psychology (SL Required), Dr. J. Kusmierz
RS 206/1-Franciscanism (SL Required), Dr. A. Smith


Excerpts from Student Reflections

 "It is the practical exercises, the hands-on experiences, and the knowledge of physically performing the task in a ‘real world’ setting that will last a lifetime. Yes, learning in a classroom is vital, but [taking] what has been taught in the class, and using it in a practical manner soon after it is taught, to me completes the lesson."

 - Student in MA 135: Mathematical Applications, Community Partner: Hamburg Meals on Wheels

 "Through the service work . . . performed at Mental Health Peer Connection, my desire to obtain my four-year degree in human services and then move forward toward a master's degree in counseling is no longer a dream, it is the opportunity that is waiting for me down the educational and vocational path of success. Service learning is a great opportunity to research career opportunities and personal growth."

- Student in HS 101: Intro to Human Services, Community Partner: Peer Mental Health Connection