University Relations

Community Engagement Scholars Program:

ICEP Examples:
Managed Data/Resources to Improve Organizational Effectiveness

Kaitlin Frick
Individualized Degree: Art and Social Change / Art Administration
Organization: Forecast Public Artworks

As an intern at Forecast Public Artworks, Kaitlin organized a wide array of books, magazines and journals to form a Public Art Resource Center. The final product of her ICEP is a systematized library with a lending system and database dedicated to these resources.

Julia Wells
Majors: Psychology, Economics
Organization: All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC)

Julia worked with APAC for more than a year. In that time, she worked on various reports addressing the social issues of manufactured home park closings, racial disparities within parks, and the corrective actions needed to address these issues. For her ICEP, Julia finalized and distributed three of the reports so that action could be taken to address the issues.

Mark Erpelding
Majors: Political Science, Sociology
Organization: Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG)

For his ICEP, Marked created an alumni database for MPIRG. He researched many types of databases, and when he found the one he felt was best, he transferred more than 30 years of alumni information to a much more user-friendly software. With this project completed, it will be much easier for the staff at MPIRG to stay in contact with and increase donations from alumni.