Campbellsville University School of Education hosts pinning, hooding ceremony

Campbellsville University School of Education hosts pinning, hooding ceremony

May 20, 2014
For Immediate Release

 
Alice Steele, right, secretary for special education, lines up students Elizabeth Peterson of
Loretto, Ky., and Heather Sanders of Campbellsville, Ky., as they prepare to enter the pinning
and hooding ceremony at Campbellsville Baptist Church. (Campbellsville University Photo by
Joan C. McKinney)


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Donna Hedgepath, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education, told the School of Education graduates God has a purpose and plan for their lives at the group’s recent pinning and hooding of graduates in Campbellsville Baptist Church.

Hedgepath told the students they can make a difference. “We are here for you. You can make a different in the life of a child. God has a purpose for your life, and each child you teach represents God and is worthy of potential.”

 
Dr. Donna Hedgepath, dean of the Campbellsville University School of Education,
right, talks with her assistant Bettye MacFarland before the pinning and hooding
ceremony began at Campbellsville Baptist Church. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Joan C. McKinney)

 

She said the event was a celebration. She pointed out the pen the students receive is in the shape of a puzzle and has a red stone in the center of it that represents the student and CU. She said the School of Education’s motto is “empowerment for learning.”

Jordan Myers of Evansville, Ind., who received a 8-12 secondary education degree, spoke for the class. He was said to “have a heart for children” in his introduction.

Myers said he thanked every professor he had. “Every single one has the best interest of each of us in mind. They all want us to succeed.”

He said experience is the best teacher, and he said the students were ready to tackle their next adventure.

Dr. Frank Cheatham, senior vice president for academic affairs, gave the invocation, and Jessica Egbert, a senior from Madisonville, majoring in interdisciplinary early childhood education, gave the benediction.

 
Blake Herron of Campbellsville, Ky., left, and Damon King of
Bardstown, Ky., play a song to remember the School of Education
department by. (Campbellsville University Photo by Joan C.
McKinney)

A Student Teacher Ensemble provided special music for the event.

Dr. Sharon Hundley, associate professor of education and chair of the early childhood education program; Dr. Carol Garrison, professor of education; Dr. Beverly Ennis, associate professor of education; Dr. Chuck Hamilton, associate professor of education and chair of the undergraduate programs; Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education, and Norma Wheat, assistant professor of special education and chair of special education, presented the pins to the students. Wheat and Ennis hooded the students.

The graduates are as follows: Early Childhood Education— Shalonda Brashear of Louisville, Ky.; Tasha Critchelow of McDaniels, Ky.; Bridgette Johnson of Louisville, Ky.; Shalicia Minard of Hodgenville, Ky.; Elizabeth Peterson of Loretto, Ky.; Heather Sanders of Campbellsville, Ky., and Helen Tinsley of Louisville, Ky.;

Interdisciplinary early childhood education – Amanda Aubrey of Louisville, Ky.; Jessica Egbert of Madisonville, Ky.; Erika Hays of Greensburg, Ky.; Pandora Keith of Monticello, Ky.; Ashley Lamkin of Raywick, Ky.; Ashley Penn of Brandenburg, Ky.; Jodie Stephens of Columbia, Ky.; and Tara Underwood of Campbellsville, Ky.;

P-5, elementary education – Chasity Ballard of Campbellsville, Ky.; Kimberly Clark of Campbellsville, Ky.; Olivia Clarkson of Bradfordsville, Ky.; Kelsie Doss of Lawrenceburg, Ky.; Channing Grant of Columbia, Ky.; Lynzie Gray of Harrodsburg, Ky.; and Hilary Scales of Russellville, Ky.;

5-9, middle grades education – Bradley Harris of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Kelly Hill of Springfield, Ky.;
5-12, middle/secondary education – Brandie Hagerman of Hartford, Ky.; Kaitlyn Skaggs of New Haven, Ky.; and Savanna Stephens of Louisville, Ky.;

8-12, secondary education – Jordan Myers of Evansville, Ind.; Jenni Owen of McQuady, Ky.; and Alex Warford of Shelbyville, Ky.;

P-12, elementary/secondary education – Daniel Beams of Campbellsville, Ky.; Lindsey Begley of Campbellsville, Ky.; Peggy Bradley of Bardstown, Ky.; Travis Burkhead of Willisburg, Ky.; George Emerson of Liberty, Ky.;
Jose Fernandez of Scottsville, Ky.; Bianca Goodlett of Louisville, Ky.; Blake Herron of Campbellsville, Ky.; Carri Hunt of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; Shelly Jeffries of Garfield, Ky.; Damon King of Bardstown, Ky.;

Roxann Lawless of Jamestown, Ky.; Stephanie Mack of Louisville, Ky.; Daniel Marcum of Greensburg, Ky.; Kyle McGinty of Louisville, Ky.; Christen Montgomery of Campbellsville, Ky.;

Trish Riddell of Guston, Ky.; Doug Rulon of Lancaster, Ky.; Jordan Stickell of Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Rebecca Waters of Horse Cave, Ky.

Master’s candidates for hooding were: master of arts in special education – George Emerson of Liberty, Ky.; Shelly Jeffries of Garfield, Ky.; Kimberly Kaufman of Mt. Washington, Ky.; Laura Killebrew of Munfordville, Ky.; Kyle McGinty of Louisville, Ky.; Christen Montgomery of Campbellsville; and Rebecca Waters of Whitley City, Ky.;

 
Alisa Florence Butler was one of the
students who received a teacher
leader master of arts in special
education. (Campbellsville University
Photo by Joan C. McKinney)

Teacher leader master of arts in special education – Kingdra Adkins of Regina, Ky.; Elisabeth Banks of New Liberty, Ky.; Brook Beard of Knifley, Ky.; Travis Burkhead of Willisburg, Ky.; Alisa Butler of Oak Grove, Ky.; Ashley Dearinger of Louisville, Ky.; BriAnne Eliason of Louisville, Ky.;

Robbie Emerson of Dunnville, Ky.; Carrie Gentry of Cynthiana, Ky.; Jennifer Hallas of Louisville, Ky.; Timothy Hayden of Hillview, Ky.; Jasmine Hayes of Liberty, Ky.; Vincent Hinkle of Louisville, Ky.;

Jessica Hupp of Campbellsville, Ky.; Heather Hutchins of Loretto, Ky.; Margaret Janiak of Owensboro, Ky.; Rachel Kiper of Leitchfield, Ky.; Sharon Lowe of Monticello, Ky.; Marilyn Lucas of Hardinsburg, Ky.; Karen Mauro of Grayson Ky.; Amy Mayes of Bardstown, Ky.;

Reca Maynard of Prestonsburg, Ky.; Patricia McDougal of Bowling Green, Ky.; Holly Medley of Springfield, Ky.; Amanda Sporrer of Louisville, Ky.; Alisha Thompson of Somerset, Ky.; Samantha Thompson of Rineyville, Ky.; Sharon Vaughan of Florence, Ky.;

Katrina Shepherd-Whisenant of Whitesburg, Ky.; Katherine Wilson of Lousiville, Ky.; and Monika Wilson of Bowling Green, Ky.;

Teacher leader master of arts in education – Kara Beth Clark of Lebanon, Ky.; Lauryn Cox of Campbellsville, Ky.; Tina Cox of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Sara Hayes of Campbellsville, Ky.; Jayne Litton of Greensburg, Ky.; and Elma Simpson of Gravel Switch, Ky.;

Rank I/master of arts in school improvement – Rachel Bernard of Russell Springs, Ky.; Jane Bragg of Munfordville, Ky.; Tina Hadley of Columbia, Ky.; and Seth Stillman of Taylorsville, Ky.

Pictures from the ceremony can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/campbellsvilleedu/sets/.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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