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The College of Education Scholarship Reception held on May 10, 2012, honored nearly 40 talented students with more than $85,000 in scholarships and awards conferred. College of Education students’ future careers and lives have been enhanced and their hard work and talents recognized, thanks to the generosity of our donors.
The iconic Memorial Union was the gathering place for friends, families, and faculty to join in the celebration and reception, sharing in the joy of the evening. Several donors were able to join in the festivities and congratulate their recipients in person, a heart-felt experience for both donors and students.
The afternoon began with a welcome from Dean Larry Flick and brief remarks by Gene Compton Newburgh, Director of Student Services for the college. Student ambassadors Lindsey Gardner and Craig Bidiman narrated the program, giving background on the purpose and history of each scholarship and award. While many recipients could not attend that evening, those in attendance included:
Presentation of the Arizona Sawyers Scholarship To Erin Chappell started the evening. Established in 1971 by Denabelle Linville, the scholarship supports women who are Oregon residents and planning a career in teaching.
The Chaplin-Rieke Memorial Scholarship to Ashlee Falkner was next on the agenda. The Chaplin-Rieke Memorial Scholarship was established to honor a post-baccalaureate student pursuing teacher certification.
The student honored with the Clayton Dart Scholarship this year is Katie Reinhard. This scholarship was created as financial assistance for selected undergraduate and graduate education students.
The College of Education Scholarship, which was awarded to Andrew Ibarra this year, was established to support students in the College of Education who are earning degrees or licensure in teaching, counseling, or educational leadership. The fund is supported by gifts from a number of donors.
The Denabelle Linville Scholarship Fund was established in 1973 as a perpetual endowment to benefit students at OSU who intend to pursue a teaching career. Mrs. Linville was a graduate of the class of 1925 and wished to support the studies of women who are Oregon residents. This year’s recipients were: Amy Hoffman, Danielle Marlatt, and Katie Reinhard.
The Ella P. Hill and William W. Hearn Endowed Scholarship was created to commemorate the lives of the parents of Daniel Hearn with hopes that the memory of this dedicated and hard-working couple will be shared by future generations. The 2012-13 recipients are Sara Bowers and Kyle May.
The Fred Thompson Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year and in 2012, Felicia Arce was selected as the recipient. Mr. Thompson was born in Utah and moved to Oregon as a young man. He was a Portland Public School custodian for most of his working life and, although he did not attend college himself, he believed deeply in the value of teaching and education.
The Herbert R. Laslett Memorial Scholarships were awarded this year to Nona Armstrong, Lindsey Gardner, Dylan McDowell and Amanda Richey. This award was established to support a future educator.
2012’s recipient of the Herman and Lois Miller Scholarship was Tuan Dang. This fund was established in 1988 by Marilyn Shelburne, the Miller’s daughter, who says, “My parents were both dedicated teachers and we are grateful we can reward and encourage undergraduate or graduate students preparing to teach.”
This year’s recipient of the Janet and Ron May Merit Scholarship was Evelyn Brush. This award is presented annually to a future educator who exemplifies community service, academic excellence and leadership.
The 2012 Judith Hatch Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Emily Nicholson. Wife and mother, Judith, is lovingly memorialized by this honor bestowed upon an undergraduate or graduate future teacher. Judith’s husband, Phil, and her children, Jeff and Cindy, were present to award the recipient.
Sierra Rysdam was awarded the Karen and Sarah Graves Memorial Scholarship. This honor which provides support for full-time graduate students planning to teach young children.
The Kate Van Leuven CSSA Award is presented to a graduate student in the College Students Services Administration program. The award memorializes the life of Kate Van Leuven, a graduate of this program. The fellowship was established by Kate’s loving parents and grandparents. The recipient this year was Adele Christensen, who was fortunate to receive the award from Kate’s parents.
The Matthew and Frances Krajl Scholarship was awarded for the 2012-2013 year to Saul Smith. Created by their son and his wife to honor his parents, this scholarship demonstrates deep respect for both his parents and the teaching profession.
The Milosh and Jeanne Popovich Educational Scholarship was given for the first time this year. The Popoviches met at OSU and married their sophomore year, remaining in Corvallis where Milosh went on to become Vice President of Administration at OSU. The first recipient of this award is Molly Thompson.
The Pastega Family Scholarship was set up by local philanthropist, Mario Pastega, to honor educators. Lindsey Gardner was chosen this year to receive the Scholarship and it was awarded by Mario’s son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jeannie.
The S. David and Carol Eves Scholarship was established in 1999 and supports students interested in pursuing a degree in education. This year’s recipient is Ashley Barnes.
Jason Haun was the recipient of the Scott Henderson Memorial Scholarship. This award was established in 1990 to endow a fund for students seeking Master’s degrees in post-secondary education with a background in ESOL and cross-cultural education.
The Jaquelin Springer-Burrill Golden Apple Award was presented in 2012 to Angelica Grizzle. This award was established in 1995 as a memorial to Jaquelin, a dedicated teacher for 16 years, whose motto was, “Children learn what they live.”
Ashley Barnes is this year’s recipient of the Teacher Education Scholarship. Created through the generosity of Dr. Nora Cohen, faculty member emeritus in the College of Education, this honor is presented each year to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with high scholastic achievement training to be a teacher.
The last award of the evening was the Warren and Carlene Suzuki Memorial Scholarship established in memory of a beloved Education faculty member and his wife. It is annually given to honor an OSU Education student who is dedicated to cultural diversity and social justice. This year’s recipient is Miriam Cortez.
The award conferral was followed by a reception, allowing the attendees plenty of time to extend congratulations and visit.
Students desiring pictures should contact Bobbi Hutcheson at Bobbi.Hutcheson@oregonstate.edu.