UServeUtah College Community Engagement Council


The UServeUtah College Community Engagement Council (CCEC)  is an advisory board composed of students enrolled in higher education institutions throughout the state of Utah. The CCEC will be dedicated to fostering community engagement among their campus and communities.

2023-2024 College Community Engagement Council

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Heather Burr
Utah State University
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Anna Edler
Southern Utah University
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Christian El-Bakri
Southern Utah University
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Alaa Elsir
University of Utah
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Montelleo D. Hobley Jr.
University of Utah
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Ta'Mariah Jenkins
Utah State University
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Makayla Larkins
University of Utah
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Brooklyn Mackay
USU Eastern
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Raina Steffan
Southern Utah University
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Cody Stewart
Brigham Young University
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Ruby Vejar
Weber State University

This initiative was designed with the following objectives:

  • Develop a statewide network of young adults who will further community engagement initiatives on their campuses
  • Create a council providing higher education students with leadership opportunities unique to their age, abilities and interests
  • Select council members that represent our geographically diverse state and ethnically diverse communities
  • Design a mentoring program where council members mentor UServeUtah’s High School Community Engagement Youth Council, and UServeUtah Commissioners mentor the CCEC council
  • Expand young adult awareness of needs and issues of public concern in Utah 
  • Provide outreach and advocacy for UServeUtah’s Community Engagement initiatives

Apply to serve on the 2023-2024 council:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and planning to reside in Utah for the duration of the 2023-24 academic year to complete the full term of service (September 2023 - May 2024). They must be enrolled in a Utah higher education institution and be in good standing at their school. Traditional, non-traditional, undergraduate, technical, and graduate students are all welcome to apply.

Members of the 2023-2024 council will receive a $500 stipend to support their participation in this initiative.



Applications for the 2023-2024 College Community Engagement Council are now closed. Applications for the 2024-2025 council will open in the spring of 2024.




The 2022-2023 College Community Engagement Council

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Ally Brotherson
University of Utah


Ally engaged volunteers in assembling oral hygiene kits to benefit those experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County.
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Hannah Dickinson
Weber State University


Hannah engaged 37 volunteers in collecting items and assembling hygiene kits for those experiencing homelessness in Ogden.
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Bradley Embley
Brigham Young University


During his term, Bradley worked to unite the nonprofit organization, Racing Anxiety, with the service organization Y-Serve at Brigham Young University.
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Martin Gaucin Monreal
Salt Lake Community College


Martin organized a panel round table discussion to bring awareness to the war and violence in Ukraine and what Utahns can do to support those in danger.
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Katie Marie Hut
Utah State University


Katie partnered with the Cache Refugee and Immigration Center, Family Place, and W.A.B. Warming Center to host a clothing drive to benefit refugee families in Logan.
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Andrwe Kimble
University of Utah


Andrew led Ouelessebougou Alliance's Youth Ambassador program, rallying young volunteers to fundraise in support of villagers of Ouelessebougou, Mali.
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Makayla Larkins
University of Utah


Makayla supported Davis Education Foundation by leading volunteers in collecting donations and assembling hygiene kits to support teens experiencing homelessness in Davis County.
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Brooklyn Ward
Utah State University Eastern


Brooklyn helped her community and campus community increase feelings of self worth and self confidence by leading groups in creating positive vision boards.

From September 2022 through June 2023, 107 volunteers were engaged in youth-led community projects, 81 volunteers were age 25 and younger, 247 hours were served by UServeUtah Youth Council members, and 693 total volunteer hours were served.

> 2022 - 2023 College Community Engagement Council Final Report