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by: Dr. Kathy Richardson-Jones, Coordinator


Congratulations to recent alumni, activities of the Education Leaders Club, and memoriams for two professors.


Congratulations Recent MAT & MEd Alumni!


Jan Smoak Rogers was named Rookie Teacher of the Year for Colleton County High School this past spring.


Jacqueline House Scarafile was honored by the South Carolina ASCD as Outstanding Student Teacher this past Spring. Jackie worked with Ms. Janet Woodhall at Wando High School.


Julie Marie Sessions (MEd, 2004, The Citadel) successfully completed all of the requirements for a Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies from Georgia Southern University this semester. Her dissertation, Bridging Aesthetics and Community: A Story of a Successful School, is about Porter-Gaud school. Her dissertation committee was chaired by Dr. Delores Liston and included Dr. Ming Fang He, Dr. Dan Rea, and Dr. Kathryn Richardson Jones.


The Education Leaders Club


The club's organizational meeting took place in September and members participated in The Citadel's Education Day festivities that occurred in conjunction with The Citadel vs. Princeton Game. In October, they met and discussed plans for the coming year including service projects. Last year's experience working with a Habitat for Humanity home building project in New Orleans ignited a strong commitment among members to making a difference. They plan to work on at least one local project this year and have committed to work on the National ASCD Habitat project in Orlando, Florida. To help support these projects, Education majors held a Pizza and Movie night on November 19th.


In memoriam


As many of you know, Mr. Ron Graham, Adjunct Professor for the School of Education and Citadel class of 1969, passed away this summer after many years of making a difference in the Lowcountry. Ron was a quiet leader whose insight and experience helped strengthen our programs. He touched many lives through his work in preparing Teachers and Administrators in The Citadel's School of Education. As noted in the obituary, "Ronnie never met a stranger, always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell."


This fall, we also lost Dr. Chris King, Adjunct Professor for the School of Education and Citadel class of 1975. Dr. King passed away suddenly in October. As many of you know, Chris held a B.S. and two Masters degrees from The Citadel and a doctorate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Chris loved The Citadel and children. His happy nature has been missed in the School of Education over the past few weeks. He truly made a difference in the lives he touched.