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December 12 , 2003

Preston Smith Opens Doors to Students and Faculty for Weissman Center's Community-Based Learning Program

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Preston Smith

Preston Smith, associate professor of politics, has taken on a new position at Mount Holyoke as associate director of the Weissman Center, where he directs the Community-Based Learning (CBL) program. For Smith, who has been involved with CBL since 1996, the job is a welcome opportunity to bring together his passion and commitment for Mount Holyoke and for local urban communities such as Holyoke. Smith believes strongly that college students should learn about "effective civic engagement beyond the campus," and he sees CBL as a way for students and faculty to become involved in the greater community. He traces the recognition of civic engagement back to the College's founder, Mary Lyon. "Students come here with a certain predilection to engage in service. You don't have to sell that to students," Smith said. "The faculty is also civic-minded and open to new ways of teaching." more>

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