Students have helped at the Carnegie Building

    Each year the University of Minnesota Crookston's Office of Community Engagement honors one community partner with whom a class or club has collaborated.    

    This year the partnership with the Polk County Historical Society is being recognized.    

    "I would like to present the Outstanding Service Learning Community Partner Award to the Polk County Historical Society for their openness to collaboration, willingness to serve as co-educators, and creativity in imagining possibilities," said Lisa Loegering, assistant director, Office of Community Engagement.    

    The award was presented to Jerry Amiot, president of the PCHS board, and board member Steve Hannah.   

    The Polk County Historical Society began working with UMC students in Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) in spring 2013 as part of their ongoing work to renovate the Carnegie Building in Crookston. Since then, students have helped move, sort, and catalogue books, along with cleaning. Members of ALD, with the help of members of the historical society, also hosted registration for the 2013 Pi Run in the Carnegie Building.