ETBU School of Education Honors Outstanding Studentsby Mike Midkiff
MARSHALL, Texas (4/19/13)- The East Texas Baptist University School of Education handed out year-end student awards on Saturday, April 13, 2013, for the 2012-2013 academic year. The awards reception was held in the Woods Great Room of the Ornelas Student Center.
The Department of Kinesiology presented their awards first before a large crowd of students, faculty, family, and friends.
The Dr. Maire Franks Scholarship was awarded to Jacob Alford of Tyler.
The Kinesiology Leadership Award was presented to Jeannette Utterback of Rowlett.
Lauryn McCurry of Cleveland, Okla. was named the Department of Kinesiology Outstanding Student.
Athletic Training awards went to Tiffannee Byrd of Livingston, who received the Ron Haney (Hogue) Endowed Scholarship, and Ashley Ratcliff of Marshall, received the Joe and Marilyn Hogue Scholarship.
The Department of Teacher Education gave out nine awards to deserving students.
The Top Student Award went to Kellie Thompson of Crandall. This award is one given to the student who has demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, as well as outstanding performance in the classroom.
The Alpha Delta Kappa Award went to Azucena Gonzalez of Marshall. The award is given to an overall outstanding student as chosen by the ETBU teacher education faculty.
Kasey McLendon of Livingston won the Delores Neally Spruell Award. The award is given to the senior elementary education major most likely to succeed as an elementary teacher.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Award, presented to an outstanding senior who plans to enter the teaching profession, went to Shelbee Young of Little Elm.
Michelle Gallimore of Allen was awarded the J. Hubert Boyd Endowed Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to a deserving student intending to pursue teaching as a lifetime career.
This year the Mary Lu Wiley Award was given to Elizabeth May of Mansfield. The award is presented to an outstanding elementary education student who has demonstrated high academic scholarship in all areas and specifically in the field of reading/language arts, and who exhibits qualities of personal and professional leadership, as well as dedication to the reading profession.
The Outstanding Leadership Award went to Nathan Simmons of Lindale. This award is given to a senior who has demonstrated exemplary qualities of leadership.
The Phi Delta Kappa Gamma Award went to Laura Stevens of Kirkland, Wash. This award honors an outstanding senior, and is intended to assist in helping the recipient to set up their first classroom following graduation.
The Sara Jane Youree Award, is presented each year to an outstanding male teacher student. This year’s honor went to Daniel Tice of El Campo.
Dr. Paul Vickers, ETBU director for the Master of Education program, recognized the graduates of the program in its second year. The 30 semester hour program can be competed in 12 months and is designed to develop education leaders with a Christian framework.