President’s Good Steward Award 2010

Libby McCann, PhD

Gargi RoysircarElizabeth (Libby) McCann, PhD, is a core faculty member at Antioch University New England and the director of the Environmental Education Program. Dr. McCann is passionate about her work, her students and issues related to community food security and sustainable agriculture. Service learning plays a central role in the courses she teaches at AUNE. She is actively engaged in the community, working to improve the quality of life in the Monadnock Region, and has created many opportunities for AUNE students to become involved as volunteers.

Dr. McCann has contributed her professional expertise to the region in many ways. She served on the City of Keene’s Master Planning Committee, where she guided the committee’s discussions about local food security issues and their impact on the health of the community. Dr. McCann’s work leveraged partnerships with many community organizations, including Keene State College, the City of Keene, Cheshire Medical Center, the Cheshire County Conservation District and others. She is currently involved with Keene Community Garden Connections. This community-based environmental education effort will conservatively reach 250 community members, involve eight community non-profits and social service agencies, engage twenty-five AUNE students, and establish five raised-bed gardens throughout the Keene area.