A Public Scholarship Capstone requires students to integrate the coursework, fieldwork, and research they have completed as undergraduates. Students are asked to demonstrate reflective analysis and substantial synthesis of their academic and field experiences in the Civic and Community Engagement Minor and to relate their work to the broader context of public scholarship and relevant societal issues.
Citizens’ Police Academy Manual
Ena Foreman graduated with a BA in Criminology and minors in Civic and Community Engagement, Communication Arts and Sciences, Dispute Management Resolution, and Sociology. For her capstone project, Ena tapped into her varied expertise and experience to create an organization and operations manual for the Centre County Citizens’ Police Academy.
Ena is currently working with Centre Safe, a human services organization supporting those who have experienced dating and domestic violence, sexual, or stalking, as their Communications and Community Outreach Specialist. Ena is also working toward her Master’s degree in Communication at Purdue University.
Communication for Incarcerated People
Austin Hepburn completed his BS in Criminology and minors in Civic and Community Engagement, Communication Arts and Sciences, and Rhetoric in 2021, and his Master’s in Public Policy in 2022.
His capstone paper, My Journey with Ameelio, recounts and reflects on his internship with a company that works to provide free communication between incarcerated individuals and their loved ones.
Austin is currently a policy and legal professional working as a Producer Licensing Specialist in New York.