Center for Community Engagement
Office: USU Taggart Student Center, room 318
Kate Stephens is the Assistant Director of the Center for Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CCESL) at USU. Since 2013, she has directed USU’s Community Engaged Learning programs and initiatives. Kate is currently leading USU’s efforts to attain the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. Prior to her current position, Kate served as the Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) AmeriCorps Program Director for 12 years. Kate has been a part of the national service movement for 25 years, serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA leader, a Peace Corps volunteer, an AmeriCorps program director, and AmeriCorps supervisor. She is the founder and former director of Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a Cache Valley non-profit that provides adaptive outdoor recreation for people with disabilities. Kate has received local, regional and national recognition for her work to include underrepresented populations in outdoor leadership and national service. Kate has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and M.A. in Environmental Education.
Office: USU Taggart Student Center, room 302A
Since 2017, Brhianna Malcolm has been working with the Community Engaged Scholars Program and Student Sustainability Office in the Center for Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CCESL). She has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Minor in Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Prior to her involvement with CCESL, she held leadership positions with American Conservation Experience and Utah Conservation Corps. Brhianna has found the role of Community Engagement to be crucial in the development of USU citizen scholars. When not at work, you can find Brhianna on the trail with her dog Clover.
Service Center Coordinator
Office: USU Taggart Student Center, room 332
Nelda has been the advisor to the Val R. Christensen Service Center for four years. Her not-so-secret-agenda is to help students realize that Logan exists beyond their need to go to school and that there is a vibrant community with which they can engage through service. She’s been privileged to work alongside many local nonprofits, schools, and AmeriCorps programs to connect USU students with hands-on experiences. Nelda has an MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University, focusing on community-building and education. She is also a founding member of CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection)..