story by Claire Miller
Of all her experiences as a student in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Vivian Chang has most appreciated the camaraderie among students in her cohort.
“We have been each other’s supporters and encouraged one another along this journey,” she said. “We’ve opened our perspectives to greater understanding. I’m grateful for this community we’ve built as we come together committed to a common purpose.”
Chang was recognized for her work in her program at the College of Education & Human Development’s annual Honors Day Ceremony on April 22.
She is the 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate in Elementary Education and ESOL Award, given in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the educational community in the bachelor of science in education program in elementary education with a concentration in English to speakers of other languages.
“I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my leadership and hard work,” Chang said. “As I reflect upon my time studying at the College of Education & Human Development, I am grateful for the professors, my peers and most importantly, my family, who’ve supported me. I know that these experiences and what I’ve learned will continue to follow me as I begin teaching in my classroom.”
For more information about this year’s Honors Day recipients, click here.