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University Honors Fourth Cohort of Success Scholars
In celebration of this year’s 936 Invest in Success Scholars, two receptions were held on March 30 in Goldstein Auditorium. The receptions recognized the high-achieving students for their academic accomplishments in their first semester at Syracuse University.
Success Scholars had the opportunity to network with University programs during the reception, as well as connect with faculty, staff and administrators. In attendance were Blackstone LaunchPad, Career Services, Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising, Center for Learning and Student Success, College of Law, ’Cuse Works, First-Year Seminar Program, New Student and Family Programs, Renée Crown University Honors Program, Shaw Center for Public and Community Service, Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement, Syracuse Abroad and Syracuse University Libraries.
Kal Srinivas, director for student retention and success, spoke at the reception, where she congratulated the Success Scholars while also introducing the robust University programs available to support student success.
“Today is about connecting you with programs that will support your aspirations and help you plot a path for continued success. Being a student at Syracuse University, you are surrounded by people and supported by programs here to provide you with a fulfilling and rewarding student experience,” said Srinivas during the reception.
As award recipients reflected on the meaning of the award, they also shared its personal impact on their student experience.
First-year student Ian Eisenbrand in the College of Arts and Sciences shared, “In my first year, I have fallen into complete investment with the academic environment on campus, encouraged by the ample resources provided by Syracuse University. I’m excited to continue exploring the opportunities provided by Syracuse University and to continue to grow in what I can offer.”
“The Invest in Success Scholarship is a great way to highlight students that put in effort and time into their education. The first semester of college is a big adjustment period. Staying on top of academics while learning how to navigate a new environment can be challenging so it felt great to be recognized by the school. It reminded me that the work I put into my education is worthwhile and appreciated,” says Ava Critchell, a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
“It is incredibly rewarding to know that my hard work this first semester has paid off. I am overjoyed to be recognized alongside hardworking students and friends. I feel empowered and prepared to continue on my Syracuse University journey,” says first-year student Wesley Tipton in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Written by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience communications intern, Bella Podgorski ’22, College of Visual and Performing Arts.