Community Learning Garden Grows More Than Plants
With more than 800 student clubs, fraternities and sororities, and sports at the University of Maryland, students can get involved in any activity that piques their interest from ballroom dancing to working with the University of Maryland Campus Pantry. There’s no question that these clubs help students foster friendships, learn new skills, and gain teamwork and leadership experience while having fun. But, many people may not realize that every club needs to have at least one faculty/staff advisor. That translates into hundreds of UMD faculty and staff who play a role each year in developing student leaders and organizations outside of the classroom.
One outstanding advisor is recognized each year for their contributions to a student organization and campus life beyond their job responsibilities. This year’s winner is Meredith Epstein, Sustainable Agriculture Lecturer at the Institute of Applied Agriculture and advisor for the Community Learning Garden (CLG)