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Watch the Leadership and Service Scholars orientation to learn more about these programs. service-scholars-orientation LEFT TOP: Stevenson Leadership Scholars enjoy exceptional experiences both in and out of the classroom, such as meeting former British Prime Minister David Cameron. LOOKING AHEAD STUDENT SUCCESS Scholars Programs Growing Stevenson offers three programs that allow students to enhance their educational experience in supportive communities of their similarly motivated peers. Service Scholars The Service Scholars program gives students the opportunity to extend their civic engagement in the community, reflect upon possibilities for personal and social change, and develop the necessary skills to succeed in the classroom and, eventually, in the workforce. The inaugural class of Service Scholars enrolled in fall 2016. Today, the Service Scholars Program provides students the opportunity to continue to serve in the community and develop further as civically engaged citizens. Service Scholars work directly with nonprofits in the Greater Baltimore area to support the needs and clients of the community partners. Honor Scholars Freshman Honors students can take one to two honors courses per semester during their freshman year with simi- larly motivated students in small class sections. While ap- proaches differ by course, students work closely with their faculty in Honors courses to take a deeper look at material through discourse and analysis. To expand the Freshman Honors experience, the Univer- sity will launch an Honors Program in fall 2019. This robust, four-year program will bring together Honors general educa- tion classes and Honors experiences in individual majors to help students become independent, creative, and analytical thinkers. The Honors Program will be a place for students build relationships and make connections between disci- plines and with faculty and fellow students. Leadership Scholars Leadership Scholars is comprehensive initiative through which students can engage in leadership education through personal exploration, community engagement, and collab- orative problem solving.  Guided by its theme, “Leadership through Action, Not Position,” Leadership Scholars will de- velop effective and ethical leadership skills that prepare them to make a positive difference on campus and in the larger global community. Theatre and Nursing Collaboration In October, the Theatre and Media Performance program and Nursing pro- gram teamed up for a unique educational experience for their students. Through a series of simulations, nursing students were tasked with deliver- ing news about terminally ill patients to their families, as role-played by the theatre students.“This collaboration was one of the most exciting of my ca- reer as a theatre educator,” says Ryan Clark, M.F.A., Program Coordinator, Theatre and Media Performance. “Theatre students worked on character development in a way that transcended traditional ‘scene study’ work to create real characters dealing with end-of-life in a very realistic way. This kind of actor training is unique and Stevenson is leading the way.” STEVENSON.EDU | 9