The 2022 Make Your Mark campaign is the School of Education community’s time to rise for the next generation. The generosity of SOE donors is making a world of difference for promising students, and one of those is Lindsay Sheridan ’22, a mathematics and mathematics education major from Merrick, Long Island, NY. We caught up with Sheridan to learn how she is making her mark as a young educator and an advocate who believes that education is one of the greatest gifts anyone can give.Make Your Mark Today
Describe your Syracuse experience in one sentence.
My Syracuse experience has given me amazing educational opportunities, lifelong friendships, and overall life experiences that have truly shaped me into the person I now am after four lucky years on this campus.
What attracted you to Syracuse University?
Specifically, the Dual Major program in the School of Education at Syracuse University is what drew me to Syracuse. When I learned that it offered me a four-year program to get both degrees, while also getting field experience starting just my Freshman year I knew this was the perfect choice for me and unlike any other program I heard about. Knowing I would come out of my four years at Syracuse as a certified teacher, the choice was easy to make and clear to me.
What organizations are you involved with on-campus that you’re really passionate about?
I am a member of Kappa Delta Pi which is an international honor society in education involving future educators, this program is full of support and many opportunities. I am also a member of the Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega which is a social fraternity that gives back to its community through philanthropic efforts such as raising money and awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness and locally for the Vera House.
What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
My favorite Syracuse experience so far has been my student teaching experience first semester of my senior year. I was placed in a middle school classroom at Lyncourt school and was lucky enough to have such an amazing mentor, Mrs. Tennant, I was able to not only learn so much but was also given the chance to give back to the youth of the Syracuse Community.
What motivates you to give back to Syracuse?
The experience that I was able to have at Syracuse University and specifically the School of Education is one that I wish everyone could have. My time here has been an incredible four years where I have learned so much as a student and grown so much as a person. I could not have imagined a better college experience and for that reason, I cannot wait to give back to this organization.
How has alumni generosity impacted your time at Syracuse?
Receiving an academic scholarship from the School of Education is what allowed me to attend Syracuse and continue my education at this amazing school. Without support from alumni and the scholarship that I received this would not have been possible and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I was given. I hope for other students to have this same chance as me and it would not be possible without the support of our generous alumni.
If you had a chance to thank a donor right now, what would you say?
I would say thank you for your support and your dedication to ensuring that future students will receive the chance to have the same meaningful experiences that I did at Syracuse University. Being an Education major I believe giving someone the gift of Education is one of the greatest things you can do and your donation is what makes this possible for many future and current Syracuse students.