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School of Education and Human Services
Ashley WoodruffAshley Woodruff, C'17, recipient of the Irene Quinn Powell Scholarship, awarded to an incoming freshman who intends to major in education, intending to teach in a Catholic school. The student shows commitment to one or all of the four pillars of the university - Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community.

"It's such an honor to have received this generous scholarship. The Mount's four pillars of Faith, Discovery, Leadership and Community are parts of my life that I am fully committed to. I will continue to build on these pillars throughout my stay at the Mount, as I believe that growing myself in each of these areas will help me become the kind of teacher that I want to be."

Alison ProvoncheAlison Provonche, C'15, recipient of the Eugene M. Waldron Sr. and Julia Mohler Waldron Education Scholarship, awarded to a rising junior with a declared major in education based on student's overall merits which would include academic effort, extracurricular activities, and community services.

"The Waldron Scholarship is an honor to receive and a blessing that will help me towards my future in education. I know that by working hard, I will reach my goal as an educator, just as I have reached my goals in becoming a member of Pi Lambda Theta and making the Dean's List each semester so far. Determination to be the best I can be is the example I set whenever I am working with children, be it during the summer at the Vacation Bible School I work at as an instructor, or as an assistant to the teachers I volunteer for during breaks at my local elementary school. With the Waldron Scholarship supporting me, I can continue to set this example and become the best educator I can be. Thank you very much to the Waldron Family."

Natalie TheisNatalie Theis, C'15, recipient of the Elizabeth S. DiNunzio Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a rising junior in education with an interest in Spanish, based on financial need and academic merit who exemplifies the values of Elizabeth.

"It is such a blessing and an honor to be the recipient of this scholarship. This recognition drives me to continue to put forth my best effort in my classes and in my Internships. I have been studying Spanish for eight years and have always loved the language, and I have always wanted to share that kind of enthusiasm with future generations through teaching."

Bernadette CorsoBernadette Corso, C'14, recipient of the Class of 2009 Nicole Spencer Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a rising senior majoring in education based on financial need, academic merit and participation in Campus Ministry.

"I am truly grateful for the opportunity that this scholarship has given me to be able to reach my goal of completing my Education degree here at the Mount. Through the lens of faith, educators can see their students as a whole person, body, mind, and spirit, and inform their teaching with this knowledge in order to give what they are teaching a deeper and fuller meaning. Having the chance to be involved with Campus Ministry during my time at the Mount has helped me to further strengthen my Catholic faith and use it to make a difference to others, helping me to grow as a leader, a teacher, and a person."

Group at Regional literacy conferenceSix Mount Education students attended the Region IV Literacy Conference in New Cumberland, PA with Dr. Cook on November 16, 2013. Literacy consultant Debbie Diller presented on her books Literacy Work Stations and Making the Most of Small Groups.

Junior Natalie Theis said, "I really enjoyed the conference! I loved getting to learn more about what we have learned in our Education classes."

Senior Kelsey Watkins commented, "Debbie Diller made me believe I can make the most out of my space in the classroom by adding literacy stations." All the students agreed with junior Lisa Stauffer's conclusion that this conference "made me that much more excited to have my own classroom one day."

Pictured left to right are: Natalie R. Theis, C'15, Kelsey L. Watkins, C'14, Erin M. McAloon, C'15, Lisa I. Stauffer, C'17, Debbie Diller, Alison M. Provonche, C'15, Dr. Cook, Genevieve Williams, MAT student.


DElaney Lecture groupFran Moore, Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, presented The CIA's Strategies for Navigating the Dangers of the World. She is the CIA's #1 analyst and is responsible for all of the CIA's finished intelligence. She manages 13 of the CIA's analytical offices, as well as the Agency's Sherman Kent School for Intelligence and Analysis.
Pictured from left to right are: Joe Vince, Lecturer, Sociology Department and CJSA Advisor, Fran Moore, Dr. Thomas H. Powell, MSM President, and Jeffrey Sutterman, Adjunct Professor, Sociology.
This event was sponsored by the Criminal Justice Student Association.


Wolfetim.jpgThe Inclusive Excellence Leadership Award is awarded to faculty who have contributed to inclusive excellence through exemplary leadership by demonstrating the following:
1. Continued efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus environment through education, scholarhsip, training, and service to the community.
2. Committed to dismantling institutional bias by recognizing, supporting, and sustaining efforts of the diversity and inclusion initiatives at the Mount.
3. Selected high-impact practices in strengthening student success--through engagement and retention--that has moved our campus toward becoming a place where excellence is truly inclusive.
4. Enhanced curricular, co-curricular, service, and artistic activities as a means to fully engage the Mount community in an affirming diverse learning environment.

A plaque will be placed on the wall in the Tom O'Hara Meeting Room in Patriot Hall and each year recipients' names will be added to the plaque.

This year’s Purple Heart Car Show was held at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick Maryland. This event is sponsored to raise money for a scholarship fund to support line-of-duty injured law enforcement and military personnel. The CJSA hosted 53 cars of all makes and models and raised over $1,000 for the scholarship.  Special guest for the event was Mr. David Perry from Santa Cruz, California.  After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Perry joined the Santa Cruz Police Department and retired after 23 years of service.  He is now travelling across the country pulling behind him a trailer with a mural painted on it representing two of his close friends, Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler who were killed in the line of duty on February 23, 2013.  Professor Vince was able to sign the mural on behalf of all the CJSA members. 
Pictured below with Professor Joe Vince is special guest David Perry along with CJSA members


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