Dr. Karen K. Schultz
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 Center for Public Service and Scholarship (CPSS) 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.
Mr. Walker Konkle
Originally from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Walker holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Penn State University, and is actively pursuing a Master of Science in Performing Arts Leadership & Management from Shenandoah University. Through his involvement and leadership roles within the arts, he was able to discover his love for community engagement, the non-profit sector, and organizational philanthropy. During his last year at Penn State, he was named recipient of the 2017 John W. Oswald President’s Award for the Creative and Performing Arts, a university-wide award given to a graduating student who has provided outstanding leadership and service within the arts.
Graduate Practicum Student
Kayla Turner is a current graduate student in the College Student Development and Administration program at Shepherd University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese from Marshall University in 2011, and in 2012-2015, she lived in Japan and taught English through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). In the future, she hopes to help international students navigate college in the United States. As a practicum student, Kayla brings with her an abundance of experience and knowledge regarding international initiatives and the importance of mentorship. The Center for Public Service and Scholarship looks forward to working with Kayla throughout the Fall 2017 semester.
For information or questions contact:
Director, Dr. Karen Schultz at 540-678-4385, firstname.lastname@example.org
CPSS Administrative Assistant at 540-665-4696
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship is located in Gregory Hall, room 157.