Jenna Logue '01 took the lessons about community service learned at Hobart and William Smith Colleges with her when she accepted a position at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She is among eight staff members from Berklee working in New Orleans from Sunday, June 10 through Saturday the 16th.
The group is spending a week building homes in New Orleans Musicians Village, a Habitat for Humanity development with 300 new, affordable dwellings in the city’s Upper Ninth Ward for musicians and others who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The development will feature the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music with performance spaces and classrooms for the residents.
Logue, the internship and service-learning coordinator at the Berklee Office of Experiential Learning was a former assistant director of public service at HWS from the time she graduated until 2004.
A women's studies major with a psychology minor, she worked with the Geneva Heroes Youth Service Corps and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated magna cum laude and was one of the student panelists for the first President's Forum, a panel discussion with First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in January 2000.
Berklee’s first sponsored volunteer program for staff members, the trip is sponsored by the college’s Gracenotes Volunteer Program, in collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Office of Human Resources, Information Technology, and the Office for Cultural Diversity.
America’s first college of jazz began reaching out to the birthplace of jazz within a month of the disaster. Berklee also hosted on campus New Orleans musicians for teaching and performing residencies whose lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina, including Harrison, Ellis Marsalis, Suzanne St. Amand, George Porter Jr., and Marva Wright.