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Student Projects

Below, discover a number of Service Learning projects that NWACC students have created and proudly implemented.

International Education Project:
In the Fall of 2018, students produced a brochure for the Global Studies Program and an event schedule to promote its various activities and study abroad opportunities.

Elementary Education Entrepreneurship Project or E3 Project:
The project is sponsored by NWACC Vice President Tim Cornelius and in partnership with Elmdale Elementary School in Springdale, Arkansas.   

The Lean Canvas Model is taught to the elementary kids who then implement a plan to devise a product concept, market it to a target audience, and present a prototype to a “Shark Tank” of evaluators from the community. They then get a loan for materials to produce the product that goes on to be sold at NWACC.

Sustainability Project:
This project focuses on producing the NWACC Monarch Butterfly Garden. The links below show the evolution of the garden, a rain garden brochure produced in the Fall of 2017, and a presentation on Monarch butterflies to assist in proposing the creation of a milkweed garden.

NWACC Science Department Lab and Outdoor Living Laboratory Coordinator Laurie Scott and  Environmental Officer of the Benton County Environmental Division Teresa Sidwell where two important partners of the Sustainability Project. 

Veterans Project:
Students have raised funds for the Josh McCandless Veterans Scholarship by hosting cookouts on campus and other events. They also produced academic information, as well as posters for NWACC’s Veterans Commemoration event. The posters displayed information on the U.S. Navy, the Sea Bees, the Battle of Pea Ridge, and other military history. 

Native American Project:
The Native American Project focuses on the history, culture, and language of Native Americans, especially the Western Cherokees who reside in eastern Oklahoma in the Cherokee Nation.

The students sponsor a supply drive and fundraiser for the Cherokee Immersion School, located in Park Hill, Oklahoma. The Cherokee Immersion School was founded in 2000 and offers the entire curriculum in the Cherokee language. The immersion school hopes to increase the number of Cherokee language speakers to preserve this ancient language.