Posts Tagged ‘Awards Ceremony’

The Celebration Continues

The ASPIRE community will recognize treasured moments below.  Congratulations to the Class of 2013!!!

Amber and Sodham at Grad Anh at ConvocationTyemahEllenie in cap and gownQuindara at CeremonyEnglish Group at GraduationEnglish Maria and BainAdelante Ellenie FinallyAdelante Program

ADELANTE!!! Adelante  Eku ori ire (Yoruba)  !!!  Ese gan to our Families !!!!!    Bain FamilyQ's Family

We give thanks in the Akan tradition, celebrating the 16th Kente Stoling !!!


Special congratulations and recognition to the Nguyen Family… GEAR UP to ASPIRE to Medical School…WOWAnh's FamilyAnh at Convocation So proud of you ANH !!!

Forward you all go, with wonderful memories and a world of best wishes.  HUGS always from ASPIRE Q Hug

Let the Celebration Begin

On Tuesday May 14, the English Education faculty and students hosted their annual graduation reception, and it was a

wonderful and memorable event!

English Ed

ASPIRE VP Ellenie Cruz was recognized by her class as The Teacher Who Is Most Likely to Change the World.  Great Choice!!!

Ellenie Bain

Lawrence “Mr. Bain” Manley was hailed as The Voice of Reason — A Reasonable Choice for Sure



Kevin and Mom

Junior Kevin Nai got a head start on celebrating for his own 2014 graduation by being recognized for his promise as a teacher by Delaware School Leaders.  Kevin’s mom is thrilled, and the ASPIRE community is very proud.

Congratulations to ALL and stayed tuned…this is the best week of the last four years!!!

Spring Awards

April 12 School of Ed Program

Celebration of Excellence on Friday April 12, 2013.

ASPIRE members were prominent of among the Elementary Education majors who received special recognition for achievement.   Camille Fontenelle received the Delta Kappa Gamma International Society, Alpha Chapter-Freshman Award which recognizes future promise in education based on academic achievement and participation in education-related activities.  Camille, who is enrolled in the Honors College has already identified a research project and faculty mentor.  She is planning a comparative study of rigor required of elementary students in schools on the Island of St. Lucia and here in Delaware.  Camille is the treasure-elect of ASPIRE and is pictured below with her father.

  Camille and Father April 12 School of Ed Program

Amber Beaman received the Mathematics Education Undergraduate Award which recognizes her outstanding potential as a mathematics educator.  Amber has completed several research projects and most recently worked with Professor Jim Hiebert and conducted a comparative study of mathematics instruction in three countries using TIMMS video data to identify patterns in pedagogical styles and expectations of teachers.  Amber served as treasurer of ASPIRE in 2012. She is pictured below with her mother and her sister.

     Amber at School of Ed Awards Program

The ASPIRE Family salutes Camille and Amber!!

ASPIRE End of Year Celebration

The 2009-10 ASPIRE academic year concluded on Thursday evening May 13, 2010.  The ending program featured a panel of first year teachers who provided insights and advice based on experiences in schools in all three counties in the state.  Among the insights provided, specifically to English Education majors, was the importance of focusing on lesson planning earlier in their preparation and learning about the Delaware curriculum standards.  See the Alumni Page for more information on the panel discussion.

The ASPIRE community also welcomed 2010-11 Officers Elect who will serve as co-leaders with current officers during the 2010 Fall Semester and assume responsibility for ASPIRE activities during the 2011 Spring Semester.

Huong Nguyen, Secretary; Amber Beaman, Treasurer; Anh Nguyen, Historian; Jessica Davis, Vice President; and Quindara Lazenbury, President

ASPIRE Students and Alumna Honored


 ASPIRE Members with 2010 DE Teacher of the Year, Mary Pinkston and Anthony Mullen, the 2009 National Teacher of the Year.

On Tuesday, May 4, 2010 the University Council on Teacher Education and the Delaware Center for Teacher Education hosted an education awards and recognition program.  The program was supported by ING and featured Anthony J. Mullen, a NYC teacher and the 2009 Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Mullen gave an engaging talk on Recovering Lost Students.

The awards ceremony featured presentations to students across the four colleges that graduate students who are prepared to teach, as well as discipline-based honors recognizing students in mathematics, Italian, history, political science, Spanish, chemistry, and English.

ASPIRE VP, Kara Cashwell, was honored as the first student to receive the Sue O’Day Pritchett Scholarship for achievement.  ASPIRE President, Taria Pritchett, received the Sophomore Student of Achievement award which is sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma.  Taria, along with Emily Fenn, President of Teach for America’s UD student group, presented the Legacy of Achievement award to the 2010 DE Teacher of the Year and ASPIRE Alumna, Mary Pinkston.