March 14, 2014 – Barbara H. Leasure was awarded the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education Part-time/Adjunct Faculty Recognition Award for 2014 on February 28. Leasure is the Director of Education and Special Projects at Carroll Lutheran Village.
In addition to her responsibilities with Carroll Lutheran Village, Leasure has provided instruction for several courses at the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College since January 2000, including Managing Senior Services, Psychology of Aging, and Aging: The Individual & Society courses. Additionally, she coordinates graduate and undergraduate internships and facilitates intergenerational learning opportunities for McDaniel students at Carroll Lutheran Village, and serves as a guest speaker in undergraduate courses including social work, exercise science, psychology and gerontology.
“Barb was actively involved in bringing the Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel College to fruition,” said Diane Martin, Ph.D., Director of the Center for the Study of Aging, who nominated Leasure for the award. “She was on the original task force to establish the feasibility of a center on aging and continues to provide leadership as a member of our advisory panel.”