Have you heard? We've moved! You can now find us in Gregory Hall, Room 157
New Administrative Assistant, Melissa Rawls
We are delighted to welcome our new Administrative Assistant to the team! Melissa will be responsible for facilitating service-learning projects in collaboration with Shenandoah University and our local community partners. A native Floridian, Melissa brings with her an abundance of experience in administrative management and event coordination. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Central Florida in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and has received her Master of Arts in Media and Communication from Norfolk State University.
You can reach her via email at email@example.com or by calling the office at (540) 665-4696
A Special Welcome To Our New Board Members!
Nadine Pottinga, CEO of the United Way (pictured top left), Kim Herbstritt, Executive Director of Literacy Volunteers Winchester Area (pictured top right), Matthew Peterson, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity (bottom left), and Michael Williams, from Westminster Canterbury (bottom right) are our newest additions to the CPPSS advisory board.
Upcoming Leadership By Design Summer Program
June 18 - 23
This 6-day residential summer program aims to bring rising high school seniors from across the commonwealth of Virginia to learn about leadership, civility, and public service. Students are trained to be strong leaders, discuss current issues with community leaders, and experience hands-on service with local non-profit organizations.
Leadership by Design Promotional Video
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Adrienne Bloss
Heads to South Africa
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Board Member, Adrienne Bloss, spent her spring break traveling in South Africa with students thanks to Shenandoah University's Global Citizenship Program. Vice President Bloss said that she hopes the experience "will encourage students to be more involved in service and experiential learning opportunities in the future".
After many years of support and community service, Ray will be leaving the CPSS board. Interim Director John Norton recognized Ray for his commitment and service to the Center for Public Service and Scholarship with a certificate during the March 20th advisory board meeting.
We are grateful to have had him as a member!
Graduating May 13
Heather has been our Graduate Fellow for the CPSS for the past year and a half while splitting her time with Career Services. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montclair State University in Dance, and will be receiving a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management in May. She plans to stay in the D.C. metro area working in the Performing Arts.
Work Study, Danielle LaBar, Graduating May 13
Danielle has been our work study for the past three years as an undergraduate student here at Shenandoah. She will be walking at graduation this May and continuing her program at Shenandoah until December, earning a Bachelors of Science in Sociology. She plans to work with Project Hope as their Development and Events Intern this summer.
New Veterans Center Coming to Shenandoah University
Thanks to a collaboration between board member John Lesinski, Shenandoah Administration, and SU's student-veteran organization, Overwatch, veterans will now have a place to rest and find valuable resources.
The new center will be located in the business school, Halpin Harrsion Hall, and provide a much needed space for students who have served our country. As board member Ray Repage noted, "It's not easy, you have to slow down while you're busy. [Veterans] need support and peers who can help them acclimate."
Travis Bown, Treasurer and head of fundraising in Overwatch, agreed. He said, "Having other people to talk to who have been in similar situations as you can help dramatically improve people's lives."
Sabbatical Update from CPSS Director,
Karen Schultz is back from her most recent sabbatical with the University of Sydney. Her almost 17 days of study were in the city of Sydney and the Outback desert mining town of Broken Hill. Her study on the pedagogy of Service-Learning and service also included travel to St. Andrews in Scotland and McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Karen encourages everyone to stop by and see the Center’s team in our new location in Gregory Hall, Suite 157!
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
Shenandoah University, Gregory Hall 157
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601 (540) 665-4696