Shaw Center Stories

Student Project Features Shaw Center

This video was created by Sarah Torres ’26 to spotlight the work the Shaw Center does in its mission for academic and community engagement. An undergraduate sophomore double majoring in Political Science and Magazine, News and Digital Journalism, Torres was required to create a short newscast style video on a topic of choice for her SPA 402 Hispanic Journalism Practice final project. In light of her passion for community work and service, Torres chose the Shaw Center.

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Meaningful Partnership: An Intersection of Collaboration and Service Learning

The Community Design Studio is a unique course offered in collaboration between the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) School of Design, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) Department of Sustainable Resources Management, and the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public & Community Service (Shaw Center). In this course, students go into the community and work with local nonprofit organizations to redesign existing spaces through beneficial design solutions.    Continue Reading

Leadership Intern Iona Volynets Selected as 2023 Truman Scholar

Syracuse University junior Iona Volynets has been named as a 2023 recipient of the Truman Scholarship.

Volynets, of Washington, D.C., is a history and international relations major in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and College of Arts and Sciences with a museum studies minor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a Coronat Scholar and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. In October 2022, Volynets was named as one of three Syracuse recipients of the Voyager Scholarship: the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service, a new award for juniors committed to public service funded by the Obama Foundation.
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