Group as the very first Bonaventure winner of
the New York Ad Club internship. Kwerkworks
and AAF are a class, a club, a functioning ad
agency, an affiliate of the national AAF and a
joint venture with the School of Business.
nity class have worked with non-profits including
food pantries, arts organizations and nursing
homes. Students are paired with an organiza-
agency make progress toward a better technol-
ogy environment. One of their most recent proj-
ects was to create a new web presence for the
Olean Food Pantry. The website, which better al-
lows the pantry to tell its story, has attracted
new volunteers and donors to the all-volunteer
organization, said Food Pantry manager Mau-
presence for the Southern Tier BBQ Association.
ence and math workshops.
But it's the teachers' love of learning and chil-
dren's smiles that keep her coming back.
leagues fondly refer to her as "the tech
guru of the Bahamas." The way Cham-
Island began more than
10 years ago when she
was recruited by the uni-
versity's SIFE students
(now called ENACTUS) to
assist them in their efforts
to teach in Bahamian
schools during their an-
nual leadership develop-
SIFE members put on regular educational
seminars for local Bahamian teachers.
Palmer, associate professor of management
and ENACTUS adviser. "Each year the
schools would contact me in advance about
bringing Leslie down. Soon they were asking
her to come down two to three times a year
for tech training."
fessional development, especially in math
and technology, her areas of expertise. Ele-
mentary school principals wanted
Promethean boards -- interactive white-
boards -- in all of the classrooms and asked
Chambers to give workshops on how to
boost classroom interaction using the
thanks to a 21st Century grant package
from the Ministry of Education that Cham-
tary schools secure in 2013.
dents new things," said Chambers.
"They help push me, too. It helps
me stay current in many fields.
You can't go one or two weeks
without learning something
phabet recognition in younger
children. For older children, it al-
lows them to capture videos or
photos on a field trip to bring
back to the classroom. The edu-
cation grant also aids with face-
to-face and online staff
lessons more interesting and in-
teractive," said Chambers.
graduate technology class in the School
of Education. She began her career
teaching remedial math in inner-city
ogy skills with off-campus entities:
ican Advertising Federation (AAF) class,
created elder abuse awareness radio
spots that are airing locally this summer.
The radio spots were created in con-
junction with the Allegany County Elder
Abuse Prevention Committee and the
Allegany Senior Foundation. The cre-
ative director on the campaign, 2014
Woman of Promise and J/MC graduate
in Bahamas sharpen technology skills