Faculty and students honored in the School of Education
The School of Education recognized distinguished student and faculty achievement over the past year in a May 7 ceremony.
The Excellence in Scholarship Award: Caroline Ketcham, Assistant Professor in Exercise Science.
The Excellence in Scholarship Award is designed to recognize the faculty member who exemplifies the Elon University teacher-scholar (Faculty Handbook, Section I-2). Scholarship that advances the knowledge of one’s discipline and supports one’s teaching is the hallmark of the Elon teacher-Scholar. Such scholarship is recognized by one’s peers through peer review. Evidence of scholarship may be demonstrated by publications, conference presentations, and other appropriate venues. Collaborative efforts with colleagues and with students are valued aspects of scholarly endeavors (Faculty Handbook Section II-8). The Excellence in Scholarship Award is based on the previous year’s work.
The Excellence in Service Award: Judith Howard, Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education & M.Ed. Program
This award is designed to recognize the faculty member who has served to advance the School of Education, Elon University, and the profession. Service on committees, recruitment activities, and other tasks that better the institution are to be considered in the service award. Recipients of the service award have provided leadership and promoted collegiality within the School of Education. This award is intended primarily to recognize faculty whose service is internal to the institution.
The Excellence in Teaching Award: Bird Stasz, Associate Professor in Education.
Consistent with Elon’s philosophy of outstanding teaching (see Faculty Handbook, Section I-2), this award seeks to recognize a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching in the previous three years. The selection will be made using the criteria for teaching performance evaluation as outlined in the Faculty Handbook (Section II-8). Included in these criteria will be evidence of excellence in faculty advising as a critical component of teaching. Evidence of engaging students in active learning and applications of theory to practice in substantive and meaningful ways will be important evidence in selection. Mentoring students in undergraduate research is also evidence of engaging students in active learning.
Arnold Strauch Awards: Elementary Education recipient – Rebecca D. Fogle, and Secondary Education recipient – Jenna R. Temple.
Presented to a senior Education major with an outstanding academic record, superior student teaching performance, high level of professionalism, and potential for contributing to the field of education.
Janie P. Brown Emerging Professional Award: Tara L. McFadden
This award is presented to a rising senior in the Department of Health and Human Performance with a record of university involvement, service, and professionalism. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Leisure and Sport Management Endowed Scholarship Award: Cassandra D. Taylor
This scholarship is awarded to Leisure and Sport Management majors who have made significant contributions to the department and who exhibit great potential for professional success.
Outstanding Major In The Department of Exercise Science Awards: Athletic Training recipient – David J. Lawton, and Exercise Science recipient – Emily J. Main
The ES Department recognizes outstanding students in each major with a minimum GPA of 3.3 who have distinguished themselves in the areas of academics, service, and scholarship.
Outstanding Major In The Department of Leisure and Sport Management Award: Harrison S. Seeler
The LSM Department recognizes outstanding students with a minimum GPA of 3.3 who have demonstrated an outstanding academic and professional attitude, are supportive of the LSM Society and have been involved in diverse campus and community activities.
Outstanding Major In The Department of Health and Human Performance Award: Jenna R. Temple
The HHP Department recognizes outstanding students in the Physical Education and Health Major with a minimum GPA of 3.3 who have distinguished themselves in the areas of academics, service, and scholarship.
Trey Halker Memorial Scholarship: Rachel M. Perron
The Trey Halker Memorial Scholarship was established by Trey’s family and friends in 2008 to honor his memory. Trey graduated in 1996 with a degree in sports medicine and the Halker scholarship is given annually to a deserving Elon student majoring in Exercise Science.