What is the Shoval Center? 

Dedicated to continuing the social mission of King’s College, the Shoval Center for Community Engagement and Learning facilitates teaching, research, and volunteer opportunities that advance both the needs of the community and the educational mission of the college.  The Center was created in 2005 through a major gift from Susan and Judd Shoval, co-founders of GUARD Financial Group.

Staff include Bill Bolan, Tammy Singer, and Maura Modrovsky.

Bill Bolan (williambolan@kings.edu; ext. 8058) is the Director of the Shoval Center and administers the Service-Learning Program and the Social Justice Leadership Project (SJLP). The College offers over thirty service-learning classes that integrate academic learning with "hands-on" community service. The SJLP empowers students to become more engaged citizens by studying the social problems of Wyoming Valley through discussion and involvement.

Tammy Singer (tammysinger@kings.edu; ext. 6020) coordinates the S.E.R.V.E. Trips. Students Engaged in Reflective Volunteer Experiences (SERVE) is King’s extremely rewarding and popular alternative-break program.  City SERVE, a major component to Fall Welcome, kicks off the program for incoming freshmen. Additional trips, travelling across the country, are offered during fall, winter, and spring breaks.

Maura Modrovsky (mauramodrovsky@kings.edu; ext. 5915) operates the Community-Based Work-Study Program which offers positions at area non-profits for students who are Federal work-study eligible and coordinates various volunteer opportunities both on and off campus throughout the academic year.

Where we are located:

The Shoval Center is located on the campus of King's College at the Sherrer House, 171 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18711.