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Nominations Sought for CAPES Awards
Members of the Syracuse University community are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 12.
The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship (CAPES) is one of the awards that will be presented at the One University Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 20. The CAPES award has been updated this year to recognize two individual students, one undergraduate and one graduate.
One undergraduate and one graduate student who have significantly engaged in their community as part of a dynamic learning experience will be recognized. Syracuse University embraces this commitment to promote positive change that simultaneously advances knowledge and meets real-world needs, magnifying impact and interconnectedness.
First presented in 1992, the award grew out of an interest among students working with Syracuse University Students for the United Way to honor fellow students for their contributions to the community. The Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship furthers that objective.
Hardcopy forms may be obtained at and submitted to the Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service at 237 Schine Center. Nominations must be limited to no more than two typed double-spaced pages or to the space on the nomination form. Please label each page with the nominee’s name. Photographs may be included with the nomination form, and additional information or attachments will be accepted.
About Syracuse University
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines that prepares students for the complex challenges and emerging opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Students enjoy the resources of a 270-acre main campus and extended campus venues in major national metropolitan hubs and across three continents. Syracuse’s student body is among the most diverse for an institution of its kind across multiple dimensions, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse also has a long legacy of supporting veterans and is home to the nationally recognized Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the first university-based institute in the U.S. focused on addressing the unique needs of veterans and their families.