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.

The Center is staffed by Bill Bolan and Kelly Gibbons.

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

Kelly Gibbons (kellygibbons@kings.edu; ext. 6020) coordinates student volunteer opportunities both on and off campus throughout the academic year, and is responsible for the Shoval Center's social justice programming including Hunger for Justice Week in November.  She also coordinates CitySERVE, a major component of Fall Welcome that kicks off the program for incoming first-year students.

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.