Our University of Mary Washington community has a story to tell, a story about students who study abroad in Spain; about alumni who join the Peace Corps and launch businesses; about faculty who bring Think Labs – and the imagination that comes with them – to middle schools.
Samantha Gill says
I would love to get involved!! Can someone send me some information on how to get involved? I would appreciate it very much!
Erika Spivey says
Sam, thanks for your interest! You can learn more about the program at http://students.umw.edu/chls/service/canine-companions-for-independence or email CCI@UMW at email@example.com.
Steve Goeringer says
This is a great program — and certainly, a college campus is a great reach objective for a service dog. I agree that having a working dog is certainly not like a pet. They have a purpose and thrive on structure. However, rather than comparing to a child, I view the relationship I develop with retrievers as a partnership. There is mutual expected behavior and if the partnership isn’t supported both ways, the dog’s performance will miss full potential. Just a thought.