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William Knuth Named Mentor of the Year by Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising
William Knuth, assistant professor of applied music and performance, has been named the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising’s 2021 Mentor of the Year. The annual award recognizes a faculty member for exemplary dedication to students and support of their pursuit of nationally competitive scholarships.
Knuth was nominated by Hannah Comia G’21, a Fulbright applicant and 2021 recipient of the American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship, which will fund her to study and perform Finnish art songs in Finland. She says, “Professor Knuth went above and beyond to help me. He provided me with invaluable insight as someone who had received one of these awards himself.”
Knuth has also served on the campus Fulbright U.S. Student Committee for the past two years. The committee seeks to recruit strong applicants and assist them in preparing compelling application materials. A former Fulbright Scholar, Knuth is a violinist who teaches violin and viola, gives private lessons and performs with guitarist Adam Levin as a member of Duo Sonidos. He has a distinguished performance and recording record spanning multiple genres.
“Faculty support is crucial to our students’ belief in their abilities and the strength of their applications for competitive national scholarships. Syracuse University’s recent designation as a Fulbright U.S. Student top producing institution is a testament to the commitment that our faculty members have to fostering our students’ success,” says Jolynn Parker, director of the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising.