Tonya Merl accepts her award with Dean Paul Alberto and Chair Barbara Meyers

Early Childhood and Elementary Education Awards

Lorene Pilcher Outstanding Dissertation Award

In recognition of a dissertation of especially high quality and potential impact in the field of early childhood education.

Brandon Lewis

Robert L. Blaney and Joe C. White Scholarship Award

In recognition of an outstanding student who best demonstrates the potential for excellence in teaching and who exemplifies those characteristics which Dr. Blaney valued so highly. The recipient of this award will receive a $500 scholarship.

Kevin Wilkinson

Outstanding Undergraduate in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Award – ESOL

In recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the educational community in the Bachelor of Science in Education program in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a concentration in English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Diana Dariy
Sonam Ranani

Outstanding Undergraduate in Early Childhood and Elementary Education Award – Special Education

In recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the educational community in the Bachelor of Science in Education program in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, with a concentration in Special Education.

Christopher Jones
Samantha Spratling

Megan Gaddis Life Toucher Award

In recognition of an outstanding first-year teacher who views the teacher-student relationship as reciprocal and creates within the classroom a learning community which inspires the students and affirms their experiences and backgrounds.

Tonya Merl