STUDENTS HONORED AT ECU DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION'S SPRING AWARD LUNCHEON

Juliana Cantu (left) of Cedar Hill, Texas, is named a Rising Star in Kinesiology at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Cantu, who is majoring in physical education with teacher certification, received the award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the department, presented the award.Juliana Cantu (left) of Cedar Hill, Texas, is named a Rising Star in Kinesiology at East Central University in Ada, Okla. Cantu, who is majoring in physical education with teacher certification, received the award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the department, presented the award.

East Central University student Rosa Denton (left) of Porum is named a Rising Star in Early Childhood Education at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the Education Department, made the presentation. Denton also received a Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero Scholarship that honors the ECU alums. Nero is the retired president of Connors State College.East Central University student Rosa Denton (left) of Porum is named a Rising Star in Early Childhood Education at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the Education Department, made the presentation. Denton also received a Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero Scholarship that honors the ECU alums. Nero is the retired president of Connors State College.

Gates and Forrester Named Outstanding Student Teachers in Early Childhood Education at East Central University are Rebecca Gates (from left), Seminole, and Lacey Forrester, Ada. They received the awards at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.Gates and Forrester Named Outstanding Student Teachers in Early Childhood Education at East Central University are Rebecca Gates (from left), Seminole, and Lacey Forrester, Ada. They received the awards at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.

Kristin Sneed (left) of Seminole, an elementary education major at East Central University, receives the Jess and Trudy Nance Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. The award, which was presented by Yvonne Bedford, instructor of education, was created by the Nance children in honor of their parents who were life-long educators.Kristin Sneed (left) of Seminole, an elementary education major at East Central University, receives the Jess and Trudy Nance Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. The award, which was presented by Yvonne Bedford, instructor of education, was created by the Nance children in honor of their parents who were life-long educators.

Martin and Denton East Central University students Tina Martin (left), an elementary education major from Seminole, and Rosa Denton, an early childhood education major from Porum, are recipients of Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero Scholarships at ECU for 2011-12. Dr. Jack Paschall, long-time ECU professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon.Martin and Denton East Central University students Tina Martin (left), an elementary education major from Seminole, and Rosa Denton, an early childhood education major from Porum, are recipients of Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero Scholarships at ECU for 2011-12. Dr. Jack Paschall, long-time ECU professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon.

Receiving the Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Student Award at East Central University is Jeremy Coates (right) of Seminole, a history major with teacher certification. Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society. Coates received the award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Martha Pennington, assistant professor of education. Receiving the Phi Alpha Theta Outstanding Student Award at East Central University is Jeremy Coates (right) of Seminole, a history major with teacher certification. Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honor society. Coates received the award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Martha Pennington, assistant professor of education.

Brittany Trail (from left) of Ada and Jessica Cates of Atwood are the Outstanding Student Teachers in Communications for 2010-11 at East Central University. They received the awards at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.Brittany Trail (from left) of Ada and Jessica Cates of Atwood are the Outstanding Student Teachers in Communications for 2010-11 at East Central University. They received the awards at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.

East Central University student Jennifer Allen (left), a special education major from Stratford, receives the Student Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Student Award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of education, made the award. Allen also received the John Lawrence Hoggatt Memorial Scholarship for a special education student and a Georgia Howell Limes Scholarship.East Central University student Jennifer Allen (left), a special education major from Stratford, receives the Student Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children Outstanding Student Award at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of education, made the award. Allen also received the John Lawrence Hoggatt Memorial Scholarship for a special education student and a Georgia Howell Limes Scholarship.

East Central University’s Outstanding Student Teachers in Mathematics, named at the Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon, are Kyler Johnson (from left), Ada; Ronnie Titsworth, Shawnee; Josh Turner, Ada; and Ryan Keeton, Ardmore. They received certificates from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs (far right), assistant professor of education. East Central University’s Outstanding Student Teachers in Mathematics, named at the Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon, are Kyler Johnson (from left), Ada; Ronnie Titsworth, Shawnee; Josh Turner, Ada; and Ryan Keeton, Ardmore. They received certificates from Dr. Phyllis Isaacs (far right), assistant professor of education.

Tecumseh’s Thomas Long (left), an East Central University student majoring in instrumental music with teacher certification, is the recipient of the 2011-12 Lola M. Nordean Scholarship at ECU in Ada. Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon.Tecumseh’s Thomas Long (left), an East Central University student majoring in instrumental music with teacher certification, is the recipient of the 2011-12 Lola M. Nordean Scholarship at ECU in Ada. Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon.

East Central University student Tim Long (left) of Tecumseh, a vocal music major with teacher certification, receives the Billie Reese Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon in Ada. The scholarship honors Reese, a teacher at Ada Middle School for 17 years, for her love of the teaching profession. Dr. Bill Heitland, professor of education, made the presentation.East Central University student Tim Long (left) of Tecumseh, a vocal music major with teacher certification, receives the Billie Reese Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon in Ada. The scholarship honors Reese, a teacher at Ada Middle School for 17 years, for her love of the teaching profession. Dr. Bill Heitland, professor of education, made the presentation.

Cheyene Cheatwood (left) of Paden holds a certificate naming her an Outstanding Student Teacher in Special Education at East Central University in Ada. Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education Spring Awards Luncheon. Cheyene Cheatwood (left) of Paden holds a certificate naming her an Outstanding Student Teacher in Special Education at East Central University in Ada. Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education Spring Awards Luncheon.

East Central University students Donna Duffy (from left), McAlester, and Michelle Clonch, Ada, display certificates naming them the Outstanding Student Teachers in Elementary Education for 2010-11. The presentation was made at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon by Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.East Central University students Donna Duffy (from left), McAlester, and Michelle Clonch, Ada, display certificates naming them the Outstanding Student Teachers in Elementary Education for 2010-11. The presentation was made at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon by Dr. Phyllis Isaacs, assistant professor of education.

 

Kimberly Waldrop (left) of McAlester is the 2011-12 recipient of the Ethel and Don Clawson Scholarship at East Central University. Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of education, made the presentation to Waldrop, an elementary education major, at the Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Kimberly Waldrop (left) of McAlester is the 2011-12 recipient of the Ethel and Don Clawson Scholarship at East Central University. Dr. Laura Bixler, professor of education, made the presentation to Waldrop, an elementary education major, at the Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon.

East Central University student Kacie Cantrell (left), a family and consumer sciences education major from McAlester, receives the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Outstanding Student Award. Dr. Martha Pennington, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Cantrell also received the Rising Star Award in family and consumer sciences.East Central University student Kacie Cantrell (left), a family and consumer sciences education major from McAlester, receives the Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ Outstanding Student Award. Dr. Martha Pennington, assistant professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Cantrell also received the Rising Star Award in family and consumer sciences.

Brent LoPresto (left), an East Central University student from McAlester, is named a Rising Star in Special Education at the ECU Department of Education Spring Awards Luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the Education Department, made the presentation. LoPresto also received a Georgia Howell Limes Scholarship.Brent LoPresto (left), an East Central University student from McAlester, is named a Rising Star in Special Education at the ECU Department of Education Spring Awards Luncheon. Dr. Brenda Walling, chair of the Education Department, made the presentation. LoPresto also received a Georgia Howell Limes Scholarship.

Cody Stephens (left) of Durant, an East Central University student majoring in English with teacher certification, receives the Cephus Lawson Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon in Ada. Dr. Ben Harper, professor of education, made the presentation. Lawson’s five children, all ECU teacher education graduates, created the scholarship as a memorial to their parents.Cody Stephens (left) of Durant, an East Central University student majoring in English with teacher certification, receives the Cephus Lawson Scholarship at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon in Ada. Dr. Ben Harper, professor of education, made the presentation. Lawson’s five children, all ECU teacher education graduates, created the scholarship as a memorial to their parents.

Camp Recipients of Dortha Fenton Scholarships at East Central University in Ada are early childhood education majors Candice Camp (left), Broken Bow, and Kristin Belicek (right), Purcell. Dr. Rebecca Compton, professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Fenton’s family created the scholarship in honor of the former principal of Glenwood Elementary School in Ada. Camp Recipients of Dortha Fenton Scholarships at East Central University in Ada are early childhood education majors Candice Camp (left), Broken Bow, and Kristin Belicek (right), Purcell. Dr. Rebecca Compton, professor of education, made the presentation at the ECU Department of Education’s spring awards luncheon. Fenton’s family created the scholarship in honor of the former principal of Glenwood Elementary School in Ada.

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