Shaw Center Stories

Shaw Center Celebrates 2022-23 Remembrance Scholars

This year the Shaw Center celebrates the incoming Remembrance Scholars. We want to recognize Dara Drake, Jaime Heath, Maggie Sardino, and Riley Moore for their impact on Shaw Center with their skills, passion, and commitment to service. Special thanks to Shaw Center Leadership Intern Jared Welch for his work with Engineering Ambassadors!
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Graduate Scholar: Anny Pérez ’20, G’22

Despite the prevalence of bilingual households in the United States, little research has been done about how growing up learning and speaking two languages impacts a child’s learning ability. Anny Pérez ’20, G’22 hopes to change that.
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SULC Tutor Andy Guzmán ’22 on the Transformative Power of the Atrocity Studies Minor

Directed by Julia M. White, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, the School of Education’s atrocity studies and the practices of social justice minor is an interdisciplinary program that examines violations of humanitarian law and other human rights issues in an effort to “confront the past and transform the future.” Andy Guzmán ’22, an international relations and policy studies major, will graduate with a minor in the program this May.
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SU Literacy Corps provide tutors for Syracuse schools, community groups

In an elementary school near Syracuse, a teacher noticed one of the students was a great orator but couldn’t always do well in a group setting. The student needed more one-on-one time, a presence to be around him while he is doing his classwork.

Katherine Quinn, a member of Syracuse University Literacy Corps, provided that service to this student last year.
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An Impressive Repertoire

As executive director of a major philharmonic orchestra, an alumnus engages in advocacy and communication to build connections throughout an ascending career in arts management.
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Pandemic shifts intern’s focus to trauma-informed care opportunity

I completed my dietetic internship amidst the unique circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To fulfill all 1,200 required supervised practice hours, rotations were shifted to an online, remote format. This change allowed me to become involved with a rotation site that I would not have experienced otherwise. Working remotely with the Food Bank of Central New York’s Community Nutrition Educator, Heather Brubaker (MS 2018), RD, and Community Nutrition Manager, Debra Mimaroglu, RDN, CDN (BS 2014, CAS 2015), I had the opportunity to learn about trauma-informed care and its application in nutrition education and programs.
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Leadership Intern Sofia de la Grana is Growing Through Education

Sofia de la Grana ’23 enjoys working with other students and helping them succeed. As a resident advisor (RA) for the International Living Learning Community at Syracuse University, she values sharing experiences, building relationships, exploring cultures and creating inclusive communities. She sees education as a pathway for bringing people together to learn from one another and improve understanding. “Education is at the forefront of what I want to do,” says de la Grana, who’s majoring in public relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in citizenship and civic engagement at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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Shaw Center Receives Award for Best Engagement Strategy

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) will host a One University Virtual Assessment Celebration on Friday, May 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

The event will recognize and celebrate the efforts of faculty and staff who delivered learning experiences and services through innovative modalities and reflected on learning and operations in their 2019-20 assessment and action plans. Awards will be given in three categories: Continue Reading

Justine Legg Embraces a Larger Community

Justine Legg ’20 had four things in mind when she made the decision to trek from San Antonio, Texas, to attend Syracuse University. She had been born in New York, and was determined to return to the northeast for college. She hoped to focus on the social sciences, and knew that Syracuse University’s top-ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs had the reputation she was looking for. A school that offered a multitude of opportunities without being huge was also a prerequisite. And she wanted a strong study abroad program, because traveling had always been her dream. So she chose Syracuse—without even visiting. “Syracuse seemed to fit perfectly,” she says, “and it turned out to be even better than I expected.” Continue Reading