Celebration of Community Engagement


The conference was established in 2019 as a forum for Andrews University and our community partners to celebrate the efforts and achievements of the university in serving our community. The annual event, now held as part of Research Week, seeks to establish the important connection between research and knowledge on the one hand, and community engagement and service on the other.


Celebration of Community Engage: 2023

The 4th annual Celebration of Community Engagement will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 6:30 in the Newbold Auditorium. The program, themed, Community Engagement: Living the Mission, will feature video and other presentations that highlight the many iniatives that recognize our efforts to partner to serve our local, national, and global community. Pastor Daniel Xisto, MDiv will be keynote speaker. President John Wesley Taylor V, PhD will provide the mission spotlight. Refreshments will be served from 6:00 pm. For more information email research@andrews.edu.




Celebration of Community Engagement: 2022

The 3rd annual Celebration of Community Engagement was an opportunity for faculty and departments to continue to showcase their efforts to engage and serve residents of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The plenary presentation was given on Thursday, October 20th, 2022, by Congressman Fred Upton. A second feature presentation was made by Sung Kwon, PhD. The videos highlights and guest presentations began at 6:30 pm in Newbold Auditorium. This was preceded by a reception and poster exhibit starting at 6:00 pm.





Celebration of Community Engagement: 2021

The 2nd annual Celebration of Community Engagement was held on October 21, 2021. The keynote address was be given by Rachel Wade, vice president of Strategy, United Way of Southwest Michigan. A special guest presentation was given by Derrick Lea, director, Adventist Community Services (NAD). The feature presentations and departmental project videos and highlights began at 6 p.m. in Newbold Auditorium. This will be preceded by a reception and poster session at 5:30 p.m. in the Buller Hall hallways.






Celebration of Community Engagement 2019

Charles C. Stoddard, banker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, community leader and Christian presented the plenary presentation at the inaugural session of the Celebration of Community Engagement at 6:30 pm on October, 24th, 2019. Ten departments shared their projects. These initiative might be viewed here. A poster session and refreshments proceeded the main feature. Attendees also received a special word of commendation from President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Elder Ted Wilson.