Where Funds Go
The School of Education Dean’s Fund allows our students to have meaningful experiences in their fields, both as educators and researchers. Gifts to the Dean’s Fund provide co-curricular support for students to have placements that challenge them and attend conferences to enhance their professional identities and networks. Both are critical to launching our students in their careers.
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Gifts to the Dean’s Fund enable the School of Education to provide students with unique, real-world opportunities, such as:
A gift of $500 allows a young researcher to attend a professional conference and represent the School of Education. Kara Rickford ’17, for example, a health and exercise science major and vice president of the Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students, recently attended the Annual Medical Education Conference in Atlanta.
“I spent the first day attending workshops on topics that included networking and presentation skills. I also was able to speak with many medical students, admissions officers, and physicians at the pre-medical recruitment fair that took place every afternoon,” says Rickford. “On Saturday, I participated in an inspiring discussion led by the physicians featured in the film Against All Odds: Women in Medicine. It was great hearing more about the journey each of them took to become a physician in a male-dominated field.
A gift of $121 provides a student teacher with a NYC Metrocard. Since 2003, the Bridge to the City Program has provided SU teacher candidates with a guided student teaching experience in a challenging urban environment, while connecting New York City schools to the School of Education’s faculty, resources, and graduates.
This is a unique opportunity for students to sharpen their skills and broaden their perspectives on cultures, families, and professional practices. The Dean’s Fund meets the need gap for Syracuse Say Yes to Education Scholars who qualify to participate.