It’s officially called the Summer Literacy Clinic, but there’s much more to it than one-on-one reading and tutoring. True, when you enter the library of Roberts PreK-8 School in the Syracuse City School District (SCSD), you see third- and fourth-grade…
Syracuse University Celebrates Seven Foundations Scholars
Foundations is a workshop series that introduces Syracuse University students to essential life-skills. The Foundations Scholarship program started in fall 2017 as a cross-campus collaboration of schools/colleges and departments, including the Office of Professional and Career Development, the Office of Financial Literacy and Syracuse Athletics. Each semester, undergraduate students who attend all sessions and submit an essay, video or a digital portfolio have the opportunity to apply for the scholarship consisting of varying award amounts.
The theme for this semester’s workshop session was “Self-Esteem—How Confidence Impacts Your Day-to-Day Life.” The spring 2019 Foundations Scholars are:
- Cameron Johnson ’21, sport analytics and psychology
- Elvis Crespo ’22, food studies
- Lily Meaker ’22, theater design and technology
- Mary Mik ’19, nutrition
- Ruth Kaiser ’21, sport management
- Simone Girma ’19, television, radio, and film, and citizenship and civic dngagement
- Tracey Rochette ’22, undeclared physics
Tracy Tillapaugh, graduate career development specialist in the Office of Professional and Career Development, co-facilitates the series and touches on the impact that the scholarship program has made on students. “Mark Trumbo and I realized that all students study their major and become well-versed in their area, but not always in topics that are needed throughout life,” says Tillapaugh. “We wanted to create a course that would be helpful in understanding the world and to help find holistic success as a student and in the future as a professional.”
Additional information on the Foundations workshop series is available on the Foundations website.
This article was written by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern Nadia Suleman ’19.