Position: Student Development Coordinator
Campus Phone: 471-4315
Campus Box: 72008
Will joined the Bonner Center family in August 2013. Having grown up in the Jefferson County and the Carson-Newman communities, Will is excited to return to his home region once again. He received his college degree in Religious Studies with minors in Political Science and Nonviolence Studies from Elon University. Before joining the Bonner Center, Will worked two years as an intern with the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement at Elon University, where he oversaw leadership development and outreach efforts for the center. Will’s service interest areas include faith-based activism, community-based education initiatives, grass-root public policy, and environmental justice issues.
Dave McNeely , M.Div.
Position: Student Success Counselor; Coordinator, Faith & Justice Scholars Program, Adjunct Professor (Religion)
Campus Phone: 865.471.4460
Campus Box: 71892
Mr. McNeely has been a part of the Carson-Newman family since 1997. He graduated from Carson-Newman in 2001, completed a Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (VA) in 2005, and has conducted additional studies in the area of Justice and Peace Studies and Social Change at Iliff School of Theology (Denver, CO). In addition to his responsibilities as Student Success Counselor at Coordinator for the Faith & Justice Scholars Program, Mr. McNeely also teaches Religion courses at C-N. He has a wife and two children, is a native of Burlington, KY, and also has 15 years of youth ministry experience.
Anya Piotrowski , M.A.
Position: Community Development Coordinator
Campus Phone: 471-4830
Campus Box: 72019
Anya joined the Bonner Center in February 2013. She is originally from WI, but TN is the 5th state she has spent some amount of time living in since 2008. Before joining us, Anya served as a NC Campus Compact VISTA at UNC-Greensboro; similar to our VISTA Fellows she worked on campus and at a community partner, the Interactive Resource Center. Prior to her year of service in NC, she earned her M.A. in American History from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a B.A. in History from the University of Tampa. Anya's areas of service interest include community gardening as a means of building community, food justice, and service-learning across disciplines.
Campus Phone: 2052
Campus Box: 72008
Chad Williams was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. It was in the midst of the violence & chaos of living in Chicago that Chad learned resiliency, persistence, and the ability to turn challenges into opportunities. Chad graduated from a college in Wisconsin with various honors & research awards. Chad returned to Chicago in order to work to empower young people, families and communities that are constantly marginalized to recognize and actualize on their transformative power and organize in their best interests.
Chad joins Carson-Newman eager to continue and enhance the University's deep commitment to social justice and servant leadership. As the Director of the Bonner Center for Service Learning & Civic Engagement, Chad desires to ensure that C-N resources are effectively utilized to ensure that students become critically aware and socially engaged citizens and community organizations have an influential partner in building strong, sustainable local communities.
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