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. Seth K Lowery
Some of Seth’s first memories include singing with his extended family at nursing homes and churches. Having a father who is an ethicist and a mother and a sister who work in the mental health field, service is not a foreign concept to him. During his time earning a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Olivet Nazarene University, he had the opportunity to take music-related mission/service trips to Kenya and Bulgaria. As a current master’s student in Voice Pedagogy at the Shenandoah Conservatory, he loves the opportunities he has to serve the local community in Winchester, particularly through his involvement as music director of SU’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He tries to take cues from one of Maya Angelou’s most famous quotes, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
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 Fellow For The Center For Public Service And Scholarship
The Graduate Fellow will engage Shenandoah University students, faculty, and staff to support the mission and goals of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship and the mission of the University as a whole. The Graduate Fellow will support the operations of the Center in addition to delving into a community engagement project, as designated by the Director of the Center for Public Service and Scholarship.
For information or questions contact:
Dr. Karen Schultz, Director
Seth K Lowery, Administrative Assistant
The Center for Public Service and Scholarship is located in Gregory Hall, room 157.