BW Alumni Honored with Impact Award

January 15, 2015

Two BW alumni were among the recent honorees at the 5th Annual Morgan Impact Awards honoring individuals and organizations impacting areas of mental health, education and arts.

More than 350 guests were on hand at the Northeast Ohio Medical University Education and Wellness Center as Adam Sheldon ’11, MBA ’12 and Justin Caithaml '14 were presented the Award for Education for the development of "unique methods using creative arts to enhance academic performance" with the BW student-run program, Shaping Music And Reading Together (SMART)."

Recognizing the need for pre-service educators to have authentic teaching experiences in diverse settings, and with the support of their Baldwin Wallace University professors, peers and administration, they formed a partnership with Akron Public Schools to craft a student-led urban teaching initiative. "SMART students learn about different cultures through story exploration, movement, and music creation.”

You can see the program in action in the video the Impact Awards on SMART.