Sydney Boyce, a junior majoring in English, has been named the University College’s first Experiential Learning Student Ambassador. The fellowship is sponsored by a VCU REAL Challenge Grant from the Office of the Provost. In this role, Boyce will help promote experiential learning opportunities on campus.
Boyce credits service-learning experiences in Focused Inquiry courses early in her undergraduate career for opening her eyes to how the knowledge and skills she gained had real world applications. She started her journey with experiential learning as a mentor with Carver Promise and continued as a Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for Focused Inquiry.
“Advocating for the betterment of this community, my community, has become my passion,” she notes. “The ability to share the importance in this act with my students, though, is the most rewarding experience I’ve taken from my years at VCU.”