May 12, 2009
09-096

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Natalie Quinn, Student Intern

Valdosta State University College of Education Awards Top Students

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University's James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education awarded its best and brightest students at an annual awards ceremony this April.

The following students were awarded:

Charles Brown, Adult and Career Education/Technical Trade and Industrial, was named Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Heather Bitting, Adult & Career Education-Business Education, received the Excellence in Student Teaching Award

Amy Braswell-Walden, Technical Studies BAS Adult & Career ED, was named the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the Bachelors of Applied Science program

Robert Canfield, Middle Grades, reading and Deaf Education, was named the Outstanding Student Teacher of Spring ’09

Laura Conger, Communications Sciences and Disorders, received the Sonny Martin Scholarship

Mandi Corbett, Secondary Education-English, was named Outstanding Student Teacher SED - English

Erin T. Crawford, Early Childhood Education, was named Outstanding Early Childhood Special Education Student 2008-09

Ryan Dixon, Counseling and Psychology, was named Outstanding Student in School Counseling

Amanda Gaither, Reading, was named Outstanding Student in Reading

Christopher Griggs, Bachelor in Psychology, was named Outstanding Student with a B.A. in Psychology

Farran Hasenfelt, Master of Arts with a Major in Teaching in Serious Emotional Disturbance, was honored as the Outstanding Student in the Master of Arts cohort

Derald C. Jones, Doctor of Education, was named the Outstanding Doctoral Student

Emmelyn Johnson, Instructional Technology in Education Technology Applications, was awarded the Blanton-Price Scholarship for Instructional Technology Students

Kay. F. Nettles, Early Childhood Educational Masters Program, received the Manelle Jeter Scholarship

Amy Pilgrim, Secondary Education-Math, was named the Outstanding Secondary Education Student Teacher

Angelique Walker, Communications Sciences & Disorders, received the Student Teacher of the Year award for Fall 2008

Elizabeth Raque, Early Childhood Masters, was honored as an Outstanding Graduate Student

Brett Rogers, Middle Grades Education, was named the Outstanding Middle Grades Education Student Teacher

Susan Schools, Adult & Career ED and Business Education Masters, was named Outstanding Masters Student of Business Education

Tonya Scott, Secondary Education- English, was named Outstanding Student Teacher in Secondary Education

Charlene D. Watson, Adult and Career Education, was honored as an Outstanding Masters Student

Melissa Shay Stanley, Office Administration and Technology, was honored as both the Outstanding Office Administration and Technology Student and the Outstanding Adult and Career Education Student

Jeremy Scott, Adult and Career Education and Business Education, was awarded for Excellence in Student Teaching

Jena Blair, Business Education, received the National Business Education Association Award of Merit

Jenny Abercrombie, Education Leadership, received the Outstanding Certification Student Award

Stephanie Roberts, Early Childhood/Special Education General Curriculum, was named the Outstanding Special Education/Early Childhood Student Teacher

Stacy Lutz, Education Leadership, was named the Outstanding Education Leader Specialists Graduate Student

Marci Garner, Business Education - Adult and Career Education, was awarded the Saralyn Sammons and Catherine Hensley scholarships

Dorea Hardy, Masters of Education in Instructional Technology, was named the Instructional Technology for Outstanding Masters Student

Tisha F. Griner, Instructional Technology, was awarded the Blanton-Price Scholarship for Instructional Technology Students

Erica Vazquez, Early Childhood Education, was named the Outstanding Early Childhood Education Student Teacher

Sarah Smith, Kinesiology, was named the Outstanding Senior Exercise Physiology Major

Carrie Rahn, Athletic Training, was named the Outstanding Senior in Athletic Training Major and received the Outstanding Senior Award

Tucker Jenkins, Health and Physical Education, was named the Outstanding HPE Student Teacher

Jessica O’Neill, Secondary Education - History, was named the Outstanding Student Teacher SED - History

Robert Canfield, Middle Grades - Reading and Deaf Education, was named the Outstanding Student Teacher of Spring ’09

Brandi Clapper, Deaf Education, was named the Outstanding Deaf Education Student Teacher

Leigh Hamm, Communications Sciences and Disorders, received the Eva Carroll Herndon Scholarship

Kimberly Paratore, KSPE, was named the Outstanding Senior in Health & Physical Education

Tanya Garza, Foreign Language Education, was named the Outstanding Foreign Language Education Student Teacher

Lindsey Muller, Psychology-Master of Science in Clinical/Counseling, was named the Outstanding Student of the Year-Clinical/Counseling Psychology Master of Science

Jess Waldrop, Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, was named the Outstanding Industrial and Organizational Psychology Student

Jesse C. Carter, B.S. Psychology and Counseling, was named the Outstanding Student for the Bachelor of Science in Psychology

Miranda Brantley, Communications Sciences and Disorders, was named the Student Teacher of the Year

Noel Stuckey, Communications Sciences and Disorders, was named Most Outstanding Graduate Student

Caroline Brown, Communications Sciences and Disorders, was named Most Outstanding Undergraduate Student

Chelsie Hooks, Communications Sciences and Disorders, was awarded the Valdosta Junior Service League Speech and Language Pathdogy Scholarship

Melanie Yeomans, Communication Sciences and Disorders, was awarded the Deserving Student Scholarship

Alison Skipworth, Foreign Language Education, was awarded the Mattie H. Dewar Scholarship

Sarah Keyes, Master Industrial Organizational Psychology, was awarded the Vicky Lynne Foshee Scholarship

Jaron Thomas, Health and Physical Education, was awarded the Ola M. Brown Minority Scholarship

Amber Moore, Early Childhood Education, was awarded for the Outstanding Teacher Work Sample Capstone Project

Abbey Muetzel, Early Childhood Education, awarded for Outstanding Involvement with Families and Community

Charlotte S. Thomas, Middle, Secondary Reading and Deaf Education, was awarded for ASL/Interpreting

Amanda Gaither, Reading, was named the Outstanding Student in Reading

Kyle Lineberry, Music Education, was named the Outstanding Student Teacher

Karena A. Hall, Communications Sciences and Disorders, was named the Most Outstanding NSSLHA Student

Petra Gromes, Instructional Technology, received the Outstanding Portfolio award