Students in the Departments of Child and Family Studies, Hospitality Management, Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, Sport Management, and School of Social Work, in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics will be recognized with Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement and Scholarship for their efforts in giving back to others and the community. The students will be honored at the Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship Celebration Dinner on March 30.
Students enrolled in the Department of Child and Family Studies’ internship courses (CFS 433, 493, and 494) were awarded a Chancellor’s Award for their service to the community. CFS internships place seniors in social service agencies, schools, and early childhood education facilities throughout Central New York. Agency placements include school-based Head Start Programs, the Vera House, Onondaga County Mental Health Services, Planned Parenthood of Central New York, and ARC services of Onondaga County. CFS internship classes contributed over 5,800 hours of volunteer service to the Central New York Community.
Students in the Department of Hospitality Management’s HPM 421 – Ethics in the Hospitality Field were selected to receive an award for their community service and service learning projects. Students enrolled in the course were required to complete 12 hours of community service work in agencies throughout Central New York.
Students in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition earned eight Chancellor’s Awards. Awards will be presented to students in HTW 302 – Influencing Healthy Behavior, HTW 311/600 – Health Literacy, HTW 307 – Culturally Competent Healthcare, The Genesis Health Project, and Healthy You Magazine. The groups were selected for outstanding work in improving the health of others in the University and greater Syracuse community.
Students in the nutrition program were recognized with three Chancellor’s Awards. Awards will be presented to the Nutrition Educators at Lion’s Camp Hickory, Diabetes Camp, NSD 511 – Nutrition Education and NSD 513 – Orange Wrap.
The SPM Club, a student group in the Department of Sport Management, will receive its sixth consecutive Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship. Since its founding in 2005, the Syracuse University Sport Management (SPM) Club, a student-run organization in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics ’s David B. Falk Center for Sport Management, has donated nearly $125,000 to local Central New York charities. As a result of its most successful annual sport auction to date in December 2010, the SPM Club made a $24,000 gift to the CNY SPCA. The SPM Club’s donation will help to fund the equipment needed for its new on-site medical facility.
Students in the School of Social Work complete field instruction that consists of 500 hours of supervised professional service in the Syracuse community as a part of their degree program. As a result of these efforts, they will be recognized for their on-going, outstanding work in improving the quality of life in the greater Syracuse community. Students are placed in 75 agencies in 24 cities throughout Central and Upstate New York and have completed their service in various placements including the Alzheimer’s Association of CNY, Vera House, Elmcrest Children’s Home, the Syracuse Housing Authority and the Hiscock Legal Aid Society.
The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement & Scholarship (formerly known as the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service – CAPS), recognizes the committed students at Syracuse University who exemplify Scholarship in Action. The award acknowledges individual students, groups of students, residence halls, residences floors, student organizations, and academic projects or classes who invest themselves in and contribute to the public good.