Center for Public Service and Scholarship

In July 2009, Karen Schultz, a recognized community leader in the Shenandoah Valley and a faculty member at Shenandoah University since 1981, was appointed director of Shenandoah University’s Institute for Government and Public Service (IGPS) Schultz, Director and Professor, earned a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary, an associate's degree in respiratory care and a master's in business administration from Shenandoah University, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She received the university-wide exemplary teaching award in 2009, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Service Award in 2005 and has been honored twice as the pharmacy school’s teacher of the year. In the classroom, her ideas have won national recognition for innovations in teaching, and her service learning course has contributed just under 16,000 hours of student service in the region and achieved national attention.

Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellow for Center for Public Service and Scholarship (CPSS) June 10, 2014 Competitive fellowship: Individuals apply for the fellowship after they apply for the graduate Shenandoah University program and are accepted Criteria for selection for SU student Essay addressing goals of the fellowship emphasizing interest in community engagement Interview with Director of CPSS Reference…Read More

Shenandoah University's Partnership with Community…

Partnership with Community Day! Contact Mrs. Lander Manuel or 540 665-4696 at the Center for Public Service and Scholarship with any questions!  Partnership with Community Day This past year we had 108 service sites with over 1,000 student, staff, professors, and community members involved.  It was a wonderful day of giving back to our local…Read More

Community Outreach, Service-Learning, and VISTA at…

VISTA at SU has a guide to area organizations and service opportunities available in the community. The Center for Public Service and Scholarship offers many ways for you to be a part of our community through service, fun, tutoring, building homes and sharing your talents.  We can connect you with many agencies for service-learning opportunities. Shenandoah University students and athletic…Read More

Leadership by Design and Citizenship Summer…

MISSION: ~ We further Shenandoah University’s commitment to prepare students to become active, informed citizen-leaders. GOALS: ~ To meet students from 12 surrounding area high schools ~ To experience living and dining on a university campus ~ To gain invaluable hands-on … Continue reading

Center for Public Service and Scholarship Advisory…

Executive Committee: Sharen Gromling, Executive Director, Our Health,Michael Cook, AttorneyJohn Norton, Jr., FranklinCovey – ChairJames Wilding, Former President of Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityCharlotte Fritts, Winchester Public SchoolsSpencer King, Shenandoah UniversityHenry Clay, Attorney  Members: Dr. Calvin Allen, Dean College of Arts & Sciences, Shenandoah UniversityScott Ball, Financial Advisor, BB&T Scott & Stingfellow Van Black, President, Black to…Read More

Contact Us Programs and Events

Karen K. Schultz, Director, Center for Public Service an Scholarship Lander B. Manuel, Administrative Assistant Smith Library, room 322 Service-Learning The Center for Public Service and Scholarship conducted a workshop with Shenandoah University Faculty to infuse Service-Learning in their classrooms. Service-Learning engages students in the educational process, using what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems. Students … Continue reading

Mission and Goals

Mission: We further Shenandoah University’s commitment to prepare students and the broader community to become active, informed citizens.  We promote engagement in community service, scholarly understanding of the role of public service, and civility in all public actions. GOALS Goal … Continue reading