Tribute to Campus Coordinator StandWithUs | JewishBoston

Worcester State University graduate and Commonwealth Scholar Karen Shalev received summa cum laude honors for her 4.0 GPA. Karen has received numerous honors, scholarships and awards during her time on campus. More recently, his academic achievements were recognized in his double majors as the recipient of the Tarmey Family Endowed Communication Award for Highest Honors in Communication and the Malcolm Gordon Memorial Award for Highest Honors in Visual and Interpretation. . arts.

During her senior year, Karen also worked part-time as the New England campus coordinator for StandWithUs, a nonpartisan international educational organization that supports Israel and fights anti-Semitism. She spends full time in her role after graduation. Karen says that beyond pure academics, her “dedication and commitment to championing Jewish students on my campus as a StandWithUs Emerson Scholar and now working with students across New England as a campus coordinator played an important role in receiving the awards”.

Karen has been active in many extracurricular programs while on campus, serving as President of the Student Government Association after being elected by her peers, and as a Presidential Student Ambassador chosen to directly represent the President of the University. ‘university. Karen also co-founded and served as president of Chabad on Campus at Worcester State, as well as president of Delta Alpha Pi, Gamma Chi Chapter. She has been involved with numerous honor societies, including Lamba Pi Eta, the Department of Communications Honor Society, and Alpha Mu Gamma, where she was the first student from Worcester State to be inducted into the honor society recognizing the Excellence in Foreign Languages ​​for Excellence in Hebrew. She created Worcester State University’s First Step Management Handbook and conducted a research project on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses to develop methods to support businesses in the Worcester area. .

In addition to continuing her role with StandWithUs, Karen plans to continue her graduate studies at Clark University. She began pursuing her Master of Science in Communication in her senior year as part of a joint articulation agreement between the two universities. She notes that pursuing higher education “reinforces the importance of a communications degree and its practical applications in the professional world.”

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