CFS students, faculty honored with 2013 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement & Scholarship

Syracuse University honored students, faculty, staff and community partners who exemplify SU’s commitment to engagement with the community and Scholarship in Action with the 2013 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) on April 24. The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship recognizes commitment to Scholarship in Action and investment in the public good.

Nicole Rosenberg ’13, Class of 2013, received a Chancellor’s Citation. She has completed multiple internships in hospitals serving chronically and acutely ill children. Her work with children includes providing developmentally appropriate health care information to children and preparation and support for painful/stressful procedures and medical events. While completing her internships, Rosenberg also facilitated therapeutic and developmentally supportive play activities, emotional support, preparation for medical procedures and events, nonpharmacological pain management and supported children and families receiving end-of-life care. Rosenberg has also dedicated her time to working with children and families outside of the medical setting. She has worked at camps for children with special needs, promoting positive socialization and interaction between youth with and without disabilities. Additionally, Rosenberg is part of a peer-mentoring and advising program, through which she serves as a role model for younger students. She has also held leadership roles in organizations on campus, including Relay for Life and Rho Gamma.

Over the years, many students indicated the desire to honor special faculty, staff or community partners who have been motivating to them as they made their way into the community. This year, the 2013 Inspiration Award was created presented to Colleen Baish Cameron, internship coordinator, Department of Child and Family Studies.

Students enrolled in the Department of Child and Family Studies Internship courses CFS 433, 493 and 494—Internship Course and their faculty leaders were honored in the Legacy for Academic Engagement Award category for providing 11,430 hours of community service during the 2012-13 year to improve the quality of life across the life spectrum. Students in EDU 303—Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Schooling (Spring 2012) were honored for their work with elementary students in one of Syracuse’s high-needs elementary schools.