The Morgridge Center for Public Service is excited to share the news that Cory Sprinkel is the new community-engaged Scholarship specialist. Since June 2019, Sprinkel has served as the community engagement preparation specialist.
Sprinkel received his undergraduate degree from UW–Madison in English literature with certificates in LGBT studies and educational policy. Following UW, Sprinkel then received his master’s in higher education and student affairs from the University of Connecticut. There, Sprinkel immersed himself in the community engagement world, working as a graduate assistant for community outreach and as a practicum intern for a service-based course.
Since returning to UW–Madison in 2019, Sprinkel has led the charge to better prepare students, faculty, and staff for quality community engagement per UW’s Civic Action Plan. Sprinkel has developed an extensive curriculum for a variety of audiences, including a robust online program for students, a variety of workshops and continued materials for learning.
Sprinkel’s educational materials focus on interrogating reasons for entering the community, understanding community and understanding ourselves, with a deep emphasis on self-reflection and responding to community priorities. In all of his work, Sprinkel brings empathy, thoughtfulness and care, including an excellent ability to work well with students.
In this new role, Sprinkel will have an opportunity to share his passion for social justice, extensive knowledge of community engagement and strong interpersonal skills. With Sprinkel on the team, the Morgridge Center is looking forward to strengthening its community-engaged scholarship portfolio.