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The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
~ November 2015 ~
The CPSS Service Learning Spotlight highlights students, faculty, staff, and board members who have exhibited exemplary service.  
Congratulations and thank you to these featured individuals!
Student Spotlight:

Shelby Ellis

Shelby Ellis is a second year Nursing major with a passion for service.  Shelby is the Service Chair of Shenandoah University’s chapter of the professional business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi (AKPsi).  Through AKPsi Shelby has worked on organizing charitable events on campus such as Toys for Tots, C-CAP, and Relay for Life.  She also volunteers with the Boys and Girls club, tutoring a child she connects with through her knowledge of Dyslexia.  
 
Shelby has been working with the Center for Public Service and Scholarship to get our Campus Kitchens project active.  She says that this has been her favorite project to spearhead.  She was inspired to take on a more philanthropic outlook when she attended the DC Central Campus Kitchens conference this past summer http://www.dccentralkitchen.org/.  This bootcamp-like program was a fun and rewarding opportunity for Shelby because she was able to experience first-hand what it is like to cook and provide food for the community.
 
Next semester Shelby will be starting her clinical rotations for nursing, and is excited to find out which field will interest her most.  She has also discovered the motivation to pursue a Master of Business Administration in relation to Nursing and hopes to startup her own midwifery business in the future. 

Visit the Campus Kitchens website to find out more: http://www.campuskitchens.org/.
Board Member of the Month:

Kirsten Trump

"Veneration" performed on November 11, was an incredible expression of the voices of our veterans.  It successfully served as an ode to the men and women who serve our country who had not previously been able to put into words the demons they have fought in the past and continue to struggle with, to this day.  The performance was also a superb demonstration of the talent abounding from our Conservatory.  There were wonderful collaborations between the music, spoken word, and dance.  It became apparent that this production was a valiant representation of Shenandoah University by crossing between our Conservatory and Life Sciences.  
 
Following the performance, Kirsten opened up the forum for questions and the Dean of the Nursing School talked about the Veteran to BSN program, which was started three years ago.  Veterans in the audience also took this opportunity to express their gratitude to the performers for using their craft to bring these writings to life, and making their memories real to individuals who had not previously been able to connect with the trauma of war.
 
Bravo to the actors, singers, dancer, and most of all, our board member Kirsten Trump.
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship
Shenandoah University, Gregory Hall 120 
1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 665-4696
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