As the 2005 Grand Prize Winner of the Education Design Showcase, sponsored by the College Planning and Management Magazine, Baylor was awarded $1,000 to be presented as a student scholarship. In order to select a recipient, Campus Living & Learning sponsored an essay contest for current residents of the North Village. The essays focused on the influence that residing in the North Village has had on their overall Baylor experience, both in-and out-of the classroom.
Ryan Richards, a freshman from Akron, Ohio, has been awarded the $1,000 scholarship for the upcoming 2006-2007 academic year. Richards is an Engineering major and a resident of the Engineering & Computer Science Living-Learning Center, located in North Village's Heritage House.
In his essay and interview, Richards discussed the many facets of what he believes makes the North Village so unique, mentioning the intentional nature of faculty involvement with the ECS-LLC residents. "Professors also extend themselves into the community by attending Dr. Pepper Hours and hosting movies nights at their homes where I have the opportunity to learn about their background, seek advice, and meet their families." Richards also elaborates on the value of the seamless environment provided by the ECS-LLC, saying that, "the 'in-class' comfortably blends with the 'out-of-class' environment..."
Richards goes on to share that, "The innovative design-construction, management, and faith basis of the North Village Residential Community has not only freely bestowed gifts upon my personal development at Baylor, but also developed valuable intellectual abilities to engage the world with such gifts."
For more information, contact Terri Garrett, Director of Housing Administration and Academic Initiatives at 710-665o, Ryan Richards, 330-903-0013 and Dr. Frank Shushok, Dean for Student Learning & Engagement.