Common Good Day

Friday, April 20, 2018

Alumni from around the country returned to SLUH on April 20th to speak to students about how they have served the common good in their lives. All students heard from keynote speaker Prof. Mike Hamm ’70 at the beginning of the day, and then chose three other presentations to attend from among 37 alumni presenters. The day concluded with homeroom, where students reflected upon what they had heard, and together articulated the wisdom of the day as takeaways.

Common Good Day helped students to:

  1. Understand that serving the common good leads to the superabundant overflow of benefit for oneself and others.
  2. Be inspired to use their talents, education and careers to serve the common good in their adult lives.

Mike Hamm '70

Mike Hamm, Ph.D. '70 is the C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture. He founded the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University in 2003 and was founding director of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems from 2011-2015. Prior to moving to MSU, he was Dean of Academic and Student Programs for Cook College, Rutgers University. As a faculty member at Rutgers, he was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program and founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm. He was also facilitator for the New Jersey Cooperative Gleaning Network and a board member/board president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey.