At the annual scholars award ceremony in September, junior psychology major Megan McClure received the Beth & John Pattison Award for Creativity for her work educating students at Prince George's County Elementary School about important environmental topics. She led discussions and hands-on crafting in the classroom and focused on using creativity as a vessel for education about issues of sustainability. McClure developed and implemented the 8-week educational program as part of her capstone project last semester.
McClure is an Art Scholars alumnus and has participated in several other service-based opportunities through arts. For example, she was a member of Lakeland STARs- a Scholars service group dedicated to tutoring local elementary schoolers. McClure currently spends her time working in an on-campus psychology lab for early social cognition, volunteering at Washington Adventist Hospital and working as an associate therapist to children with disabilities through Little Leaves.
The Pattison Award honors scholars who have "exhibited exceptional creativity and innovation in the arts, architecture, landscape architecture, science, research or service." It recognizes those who have had a positive impact on their communities.