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Evangel University hosts induction ceremony for student teachers

May 21, 2012 | Paul K. Logsdon


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Evangel University Department of Education honored 39 students for completing their student teaching requirements on April 23 in the Joust West Conference room.

Professors from the education department hosted the induction ceremony.

Student teaching supervisors from other departments were in attendance.

“We are so proud of our student teachers and look forward to having them in the teaching profession,” said Dr. Colleen Hardy, education department chair.

The following students were honored during the induction ceremony:

Master’s degrees:

  • Joel Brown, master’s in secondary teaching, Springfield, Mo.
  • Kenneth Craig, master’s in secondary teaching, Springfield, Mo.
  • Alicyn Jennings, master’s in secondary teaching from Springfield, Mo.
  • John Lundy, master’s in secondary teaching from Springfield, Mo.
  • Zachary Schall, master’s in secondary teaching from Springfield, Mo.
  • Donna Zauss, master’s in secondary teaching from Nixa, Mo.

Springfield-area graduates:

  • Katelyn Haymes, physical education major from Mount Vernon, Mo.
  • Zachary Johnson, physical education major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Andrew Lowery, physical education major from Fair Grove, Mo.
  • Andrew Pfeifer, social studies education major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Amanda Robertson, physical education major from Springfield, Mo.
  • Andrew Rickman, physical education major from Nixa, Mo.
  • Caitlin Russell, physical education major, from South Greenfield, Mo.
  • Meghan Talarico, early childhood education major from Mansfield, Mo.
  • Bayli Thurman, elementary education major from Springfield, Mo.

Graduates from across the country:

  • Amber Adams, mathematics major from Bentonville, Ark.
  • Daralynne Bawden, social studies education major from Sidney, Mont.
  • Olivia Beckett, music education major from Kansas City, Mo.
  • Mallory Beery, music education major from Overland Park, Kansas
  • Julie Boyack, elementary education major from Grand Junction, Col.
  • Stephen Burt, music education major from Summerville, S.C.
  • Kathryn Goldberg, Spanish major from Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Matthew Green, organizational leadership major from Elberton, Ga.
  • Shawn Hardiman, social studies education major from Rosamond, Calif.
  • Juan Hellmer-Mena, elementary education major from Caguas, Puerto Rico
  • Ashley Hurst, elementary education major from Kirkland, Wash.
  • Megan Jolly, elementary education major from Jefferson City, Mo.
  • Rachel McGinnis, early childhood education from Toledo, Ohio
  • Mallory Morton, early childhood education from Portageville, Mo.
  • Melodee Ortiz, elementary education major from Belleville, N.J.
  • Alysse Pearson, middle school education major from Charlotte, N.C.
  • Harry Pearson, music education major from Newton, Penn.
  • Emily Ramsden, history major from Patchogue, N.Y.
  • Natalie Schaaf, middle school education major from Grand Island, Neb.
  • Ryan Stage, social studies education major from Petaluma, Calif.
  • Katelin Strand, mathematics education major from Blooming Prairie, Minn.
  • Ashley Svedin, elementary education major from Rockford, Ill.
  • Emily Tewksbury, elementary education major from Clinton, N.J.
  • Jessica Woodruff, elementary education major from Ringgold, Ga.

Education majors must complete a semester of full-time student teaching in order to receive their degrees.

For additional information, contact Diana Hawkins at 417-865-2815, ext. 8548.


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