By Gerard Flanagan, news writer/photographer/social media, Office of University Communications
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. –Campbellsville University’s School of Education held its pinning and hooding ceremony Dec. 10 at Campbellsville Baptist Church.
Dr. Donna Hedgepath, provost and vice president for academic affairs, opened the ceremony with an invocation.
Dr. Lisa Allen, dean of the School of Education and professor of education, welcomed guests and graduates to the event.
“Learning is the most important thing you will be doing for the rest of your career,” Allen said. “You are prepared to face whatever challenges meet you. You have had to demonstrate you have the problem-solving ability and proficiency with the standards to empower your students.”
Sydney Pinkham of Elizabethtown, Ky., the student speaker for the ceremony, told her fellow graduates, “I would like to challenge every graduate to think of one teacher that made an impact on their life.
“It is now our turn to be that teacher to our future students. It is our job to not just teach the curriculum, but to empower, to encourage, to believe in, to allow mistakes, to give fresh starts, and. most importantly, to love our students.
Pinkham said her and her classmates’ careers are educators will not be easy.
“There will be great days but there will also be hard days,” Pinkham said. “The endless smiles, hugs, stories and successes from our students will make it all worth it. Always remember, even on your toughest days, we have one of the most gratifying careers ahead of us.”
The pin the students receive is in the shape of a puzzle piece, which represents a piece of the School of Education Conceptual Framework that describes the education program.
Candidates for pinning were as follows:
Early Childhood Education — Ashton Brown of Bloomfield, Ky.; Chelsea Carter of Caneyville, Ky.; Raushanah Daniel of Louisville, Ky.; Amber Duvall of Louisville, Ky.; Rebecca Jeffries of Stanford, Ky.; Rachel Jones of Louisville, Ky.;
Courtney Mouser of Bardstown, Ky.; Marybeth Norris of Louisville, Ky.; Tenisha Smalls of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Natachaya Stivers of Bardstown, Ky.; and McKenzie Tichenor of Owensboro, Ky.;
Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education — Caroline Altsman of Louisville, Ky.; Falisha Glover of Maceo, Ky.; Rachel Skaggs of Louisville, Ky.; and Danielle Thomas of Louisville, Ky.;
P-5, Elementary Education — Kelsey Baker of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Kali Hasty of Crab Orchard, Ky.; Laura Mays of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Savannah Ramos of Campbellsville, Ky.; Amy McQueary of Russell Springs, Ky.;
Adrian Meador of Bowling Green, Ky.; Ghada Mohammed of Louisville, Ky.; Sydney Pinkham of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Devin Richard of Columbia, Ky.; Samantha Rogers of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; and Ryley Whitney of Scottsville, Ky.;
P-12, Elementary/Middle/Secondary Education — Payton Blades of Island, Ky.
Candidates for hooding were as follows:
Master of Arts in Teaching — Courtney Baker of Ekron, Ky.; Lindsey Browning of Lebanon, Ky.; Tiffany Burton of Louisville, Ky.; Randi Calbert of Louisville, Ky.; Mary Carlton of Sanders, Ky.; Kelsey Cobb of Owensboro, Ky.;
Izabela Crawford of Jamestown, Ky.; Casey Creekmore of Albany, Ky.; Malinda Dennison of Louisville, Ky.; Catherine Dowell of Irvington, Ky.; Blake Ellis of Lexington, Ky.; Celina Evans of Knoxville, Tenn.; Judiet Falls-Gonzalez of Louisville, Ky.;
Hannah Feather of Campbellsville, Ky.; Lisa Felton of Louisville, Ky.; Jordan Gentry of Erlanger, Ky.; Lauren Hinton of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Marc Lawrence of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;
Crystal Levett of Louisville, Ky.; Brittany Martin of Shelbyville, Ky.; Elaine Mushala of Louisville, Ky.; Amber Pate of Boston, Ky.; Karen Rogers of Louisville, Ky.; Kayla Ruehrwein of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Dorothy Smith of Louisville, Ky.;
Shawn Stewart of Georgetown, Ky.; Stevana Stigall of Louisville, Ky.; Kristy Stith of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Tracie VanWinkle of McKee, Ky.; and Alisha Walters of Sebree, Ky.;
Master of Arts in Educational Administration — Rachel Albright of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Marjorie Layne Allen of Frankfort, Ky.; Bobbie Barrier of Monticello, Ky.; Steven Beams of Campbellsville, Ky.;
Jennifer Bingham of Frankfort, Ky.; Eric Boos of Raceland, Ky.; Andrew Bradley of Versailles, Ky.; Jana Bromley of Edgewood, Ky.; Steven Butler of Guston, Ky.; Holly Cox of Lebanon, Ky.; Twan Doan of Hopkinsville, Ky.;
Yvonne Edenstrom of Versailles, Ky.; Emily Fox of Princeton, Ky.; Rachel Gatson of Phoenix, Ariz.; Kevin Johnson of Campbellsville, Ky.; Ashton Jones of Salvisa, Ky.; Jennifer Kemp of Bowling Green, Ky.; Christopher Lowe of Greensburg, Ky.;
Amanda Nugent of Versailles, Ky.; Alecia Parker of Monticello, Ky.; Leslye Rice of Monticello, Ky.; Kelly Rowe of Lexington, Ky.; JaLynn Rowland of Princeton, Ky.; Amy Rucci of Bardstown, Ky.;
Heather Sanderson of Frankfort, Ky.; Jennifer Shearer of Danville, Ky.; Tiffany Smith of Winchester, Ky.; Leslie Smothers of Bowling Green, Ky.; Tyler Walker of Grayson, Ky.; Corey Waters of Bowling Green, Ky.; and Sharla Yonker of Lewisport, Ky.;
Master of Arts in School Guidance Counseling — George Boyd of Horse Cave, Ky.; Christie Burnette of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Jhonny Cassamajor of Greenacres, Fla.; Sibyl Colwell of Mount Vernon, Ky.; Hannah Fackler of Brandenburg, Ky.;
Jessica Gunby of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Darcey Manners of Erin, Tenn.; Tyra Sengkhamyong of Dunnville, Ky.; Julienne Tyree of Blackey, Ky.; and Kayla Vogan of Frankfort, Ky.;
Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education — Kimberly Damron of Lexington, Ky.; Kaitlyn Helton of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Kayla Peege of Shelbyville, Ky.;
Master of Arts in School Improvememt — Mary Arnold of Lancaster, Ky.; Amanda Casey of Pleasureville, Ky.; Virginia Grimes of Lancaster, Ky.; Darlene King of Louisville, Ky.; Susan Leathers of Liberty, Ky.;
Yvette Martin of Cox’s Creek, Ky.; Heather Pierce of Scottsville, Ky.; and Shatia Smith of Louisville, Ky.;
Master of Arts in Special Education– Jacki Adkins of Shelbiana, Ky.; James Anderson of Stanford, Ky.; Kallie Bailey of Stanford, Ky.; Candace Bain of Lexington, Ky.; Kiara Bomar of Louisville, Ky.;
Katie Carr of Utica, Ky.; Lauren Combs of Nicholasville, Ky.; Alexis Curry of New Albany, Ind.; Sierra Demasters of Goshen, Ky.; Erik Edwards of Greensburg, Ky.; Renita Leffew of Danville, Ky.; David McGuffey of Hustonville, Ky.;
Tara Pryor of Louisville, Ky.; Justin Stacy of Rowdy, Ky.; Donnie Stoner of Louisville, Ky.; and Megan Young of Gravel Switch, Ky.;
Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Special Education — Kaitlyn Carey of Harrodsburg, Ky.; Taylor Fields of Harlan, Ky.; Christi Harl of Cub Run, Ky.; Kelli Joseph of Richmond, Ky.; Tracie Little of Louisville, Ky.; Sarah Poore of Glasgow, Ky.; Gina Ratliff of Virgie, Ky.; and Amber Turner of Evarts, Ky.
Dr. Robin Magruder, associate professor of education and undergraduate chair; Dr. Sharon Hundley, professor of education and ECE/IECE chair; Dr. Dottie Davis, associate professor of education; and Don Cheatham, assistant professor of education and computer information systems, assisted with the pinning of the candidates and certificates of recognition.
Dr. Valerie Flanagan, chair of the graduate program and associate professor of education, and Dr. Franklin Thomas, assistant professor of education, assisted with the hooding of the candidates.
The School of Education’s hooding and pinning ceremony began in 2011 when the leadership of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor education society, approached the School of Education dean and requested consideration for such an event. A formal presentation of the recommendation was made and approved by the School of Education faculty and supported by the administration.
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