Dr. Sean Brumfield Heads Up Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning

11/30/2010
Contact: Rebeca Rakoczy
Phone: 678-891-2691
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Author: Rebecca Rakoczy

For Immediate Release

Dr. Sean Brumfield, an English instructor with experience and a passion for leading service-learning projects, has been named the new executive director of the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Georgia Perimeter College.

“Dr. Brumfield’s success in shepherding national service-learning projects, his enthusiasm for linking classroom academic instruction to real experiences in the community, and his teaching experience will help strengthen our mission to reach out to the community at the Atlanta Center for Civic Engagement and Service Learning,” said GPC President Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli. “He is a great fit for our team at GPC.”

Brumfield comes to GPC from Chattahoochee Technical College in Marietta. From 2006 to 2009, he served as faculty director of service learning, and chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department, as well as instructor of English and Humanities. Brumfield also was the lead English instructor from 2002 to 2006 at the college and was the coordinator of developmental studies and the learning center. Prior to his job at Chattahoochee Tech, he was an adjunct instructor at Kennesaw State University.

Brumfield has used service-learning projects to broaden his classroom instruction. “Using service learning was a way to reinvigorate me, and make me a better teacher,” he said. “And I’ve found that students are genuinely excited about their service-learning experiences.”

While at Chattahoochee Tech, Brumfield was the project director of the “Make It Personal: College Completion Grant” from the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy in Washington, D.C. He also was project director for six years for both the Mentee College Grant, and the Mentor College grant for “Community Colleges Broadening Horizons through Service Learning.” The Horizons grant was awarded through the American Association of Community Colleges and Learn and Serve America.

Brumfield received his doctorate in higher education from the University of Georgia; his masters in professional writing from Kennesaw State University and his bachelor’s of science in communication from Kennesaw State College.

He is excited about the opportunities for community partnerships with GPC and the Atlanta Center. “This is an incredible center, and the support is wonderful here. The spirit of service is alive at GPC.”
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Georgia Perimeter College, the third largest institution of the University System of Georgia, serves more than 25,000 students through four campuses and several sites in metro Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.gpc.edu.