Director of Experiential Learning Opportunities and Civic Engagement
978-630-9595, Room 152, MWCC Gardner Campus (Fax: 978-630-9497)
As a 1998 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Psychology, Fagan has consistently and passionately been involved in many facets of community service and has served on numerous boards and committees. Before coming to the Center in 2006, Fagan worked for six years with the Massachusetts State Legislature as Chief of Staff for former State Rep. Brian Knuuttila as a liaison for local nonprofits and constituents.
In her current role, Fagan provides strategic direction and oversight of implementation for all Center programs, including United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusetts and The Democracy Commitment, as well as providing oversight and program development/structure for internships and service learning and career placement. Fagan assists community-based supervisors in developing meaningful and reciprocal student placements, and works with faculty to integrate service learning and civic engagement projects into curricula that benefit our greater community and provide students with practical experience.
978-630-9219, Room 152, MWCC Gardner Campus (Fax: 978-630-9497)
Shelley Errington Nicholson is a graduate of Roger Williams University with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and a minor in Music. She also received her Masters of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island. Shelley is currently a second year doctoral student in Educational Policy and Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Shelley has worked at several institutions including WPI, MCPHS, Rice University, and the University of Edinburgh. Shelley is the co-editor of the text Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs: Theory, Research, Narratives and Practice from Feminist Perspectives. In her current role at MWCC as the Director of Community Learning, Shelley coordinates service learning and community-based internships for MWCC students, in addition to supervising the United Way Youth Venture program and AmeriCorps placements.
Heather Daly, Staff Assistant, Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement
978-630-9435, Room 152, MWCC Gardner Campus (Fax: 978-630-9497)
Heather is very pleased to support the Center’s efforts to foster community service and economic development for our region. She previously worked with international students at Fitchburg State University, taught middle school and high school social studies and beginner Chinese, and served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in China and other areas of East Asia.