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Tennessee Tech University associate professor LaNise Rosemond received the 2014 Distinguished Service Learning Award sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care.

The award is presented to one TTU faculty member who has demonstrated exceptional service learning and leadership through the university. The award is given every spring at TTU’s annual luncheon forum.

LaNise Rosemond, an associate professor in the exercise science, physical education and wellness department, received the faculty award. She participates in many service projects, many of which involve her classes.

“Though not required to implement service into her courses, LaNise always does so because she believes in pedagogy of active listening,” said TTU political science professor Lori Maxwell.

Since 2009, Rosemond has required her EXPW classes to regularly visit the Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation at Master’s Nursing Home in Algood. Students visit, make crafts, play games and talk with the residents.

Rosemond said that the goal of the project is to foster a caring attitude in the students that will be useful in their profession. Her class received the volunteer group of the year by Master’s in 2011.

“Her genuine love and concern for others sets an example for her students as they search for fulfillment in life,” said Melinda Bilbrey, activity and social service supervisor at Master’s.

Rosemond also assisted students in forming a service project, Water for Life. The class raised $91 in pennies to donate to Life Today Broadcast for third world countries in need of water wells.