December 2011 graduation recognition

From left, Amber Dudek ’11 and Nichole Harris ’11 visit with Dean Joan Sattler at the December 2011 Summa Banquet acknowledging those who have achieved the academic honor of Summa Cum Laude.

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December 2, 2011

Nichole Harris ’11 was selected to give the student address at the Summa Banquet on December 7, 2011. She completed her student teaching at Washington Middle School and already has one offer for a position in a central Illinois school district. Nichole will be certified as a teacher of secondary English. She also has an endorsement to teach middle school. “Nichole was outstanding. Her student-centered approach supported success for all students,” says her cooperating teacher, Deb Kieffer. Three other teacher education majors were also honored at the Summa Banquet: Amber Dudek ’11, Lauren Tauchman ’11 and Whitney Forrest-Batterson ’11.