Campbellsville University School of Education holds pinning and hooding ceremony

Campbellsville University School of Education holds pinning and hooding ceremony

July 11, 2016
For Immediate Release

By Jordan Snider, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.  – Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning and Hooding Ceremony took place recently at Campbellsville Baptist Church as students who received their undergraduate degree received a pin and those receiving their masters degrees were presented with their hoods.

The pinning ceremony has been taking place since 2011 when students of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor education society, approached the School of Education dean and requested the consideration of a pinning ceremony for graduates and was later approved by the School of Education faculty and administration.

The pin the student receive is in the shape of a puzzle piece, which represents a piece of the School of Education Conceptual Framework that describes the education program. “The pin symbolizes that we empower our students to go into their own classroom to empower their students,” Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education, said.

Rebecca Camille Janzten of Brandenburg, Ky. spoke for her and her fellow graduates. “Every single person that I am looking at has over an obstacle if not multiple. Here we are today having overcome the obstacles. 

“Some of us were living away from home for the first time, some of us non-traditional students, some of us having a job as well as being a student. We are family, we have empathized with each other and we have struggled together. No matter how much we felt like we were alone, we have never been alone.

“Today this acknowledgement shows that we can overcome the obstacles and can do anything we set our minds to. We are ready to be teachers, be educators and make a difference and impact in someone’s life, and ready to prove that we can persevere. My final words today are, have faith, be ready and keep overcoming obstacles.” 

Members of Kappa Delta Pi were presented with cords by Dr. Lisa Fulks, assistant professor of education/special education, and Dr. Robin Magruder, assistant professor of education. 

Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, assistant professor of early childhood education; Dr. Dottie Davis, assistant professor of education; Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education; Don Cheatham, instructor in education/computer information system, and Magruder presented the candidates with their pins. Ms. Norma Wheat, assistant professor of special education and chair of special education, presented those receiving their masters with their hoods. 

Pinning candidates are as follows: 

Early Childhood Education – Jennifer Allen of Louisville, Ky.; Monica Canada of Woodbine, Ky.; Melissa Gray of Corbin, Ky.; Kinsey Hill of Springfield, Ky.; Amy Lynch of Louisville, Ky.; Dana McCarthy of Radcliff, Ky.; Natasha Miller of Louisville, Ky.; Robbin Norfleet of Louisville, Ky.; Risa Randolph of Louisville, Ky.; and Melva Linese Tidwell of Louisville, Ky.

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, assistant professor of early childhood education; Jennifer Allen of Louisville Ky.; Kinsey Hill of Springfield, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)
Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, assistant professor of early childhood education; Jennifer Allen of Louisville, Ky.; Kinsey Hill of Springfield, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education – Sasha Allen of London, Ky.; Katie Barnett of Springfield, Ky.; Sherry Boggs of Manchester, Ky.; Natalie Gernert of Crestwood, Ky.; Ashlea Hennessey of Louisville, Ky.; Deborah Holt of Radcliff, Ky.; Felicia Monday of London, Ky.; and Emily Pile of Sonora, Ky.

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, assistant professor of early childhood education; Katie Barnett of Springfield, Ky.; Sherry Boggs of Manchester, Ky.; Sasha Allen of London, Ky.; Katie Barnett of Springfield, Ky.; Felicia Monday of London, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Marilyn Goodwin, assistant professor of early childhood education; Katie Barnett of Springfield, Ky.; Sherry Boggs of Manchester, Ky.; Sasha Allen of London, Ky.; Katie Barnett of Springfield, Ky.; Felicia Monday of London, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


P-5, Elementary Education – Bethany Bugg of Wilmore, Ky.; Morgan Danis of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Mary Hodgen of Springfield, Ky.; Emily Justice of Lexington, Ky.; Shelby Mattingly of Versailles, Ky.; Aron Neal of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Leah Powers of Williamsburg, Ky.


Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Robin Magruder, assistant professor of education; Bethany Bugg of Wilmore, Ky.; Morgan Danis of Mt. Sterling, Ky.; Mary Hodgen Agee of Springfield, Ky.; Emily Justice of Lexington, Ky.; Shelby Mattingly of Versailles, Ky.; Aron Neal of Cincinnati, Ohio; Leah Powers of Williamsburg, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


5-9, Middle Grades Education – Holli Lindsey of Scottsville, Ky.; Lydia Rakes of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Kelly Thomas of Russell Springs, Ky.

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Robin Magruder, assistant professor of education; Lydia Rakes of Campbellsville, Ky.; Holli Lindsey of Scottsville, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Dr. Robin Magruder, assistant professor of education; Lydia Rakes of Campbellsville, Ky.; Holli Lindsey of Scottsville, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


5-12, Middle/Secondary Education – Casey Hunt of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; Matthew Johns of Campbellsville, Ky.; and Kathryn Johnson of Lancaster, Ky.

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education; Casey Hunt of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; Matthew Johns of Campbellsville, Ky.; Kelly Thomas of Russell Springs, Ky; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education; Casey Hunt of Mt. Vernon, Ky.; Matthew Johns of Campbellsville, Ky.; Kelly Thomas of Russell Springs, Ky; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


8-12, Secondary Education – Rebecca Camille Jantzen of Brandenburg, Ky.; and Erik Krivitsky of Upatoi, Ga.

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education; Rebecca Camille Jantzen of Brandenburg, Ky.; Kathryn Johnson of Lancaster, Ky.; Erik Krivitsky of Upatoi, Ga.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Susan Blevins, assistant professor of education; Rebecca Camille Jantzen of Brandenburg, Ky.; Kathryn Johnson of Lancaster, Ky.; Erik Krivitsky of Upatoi, Ga.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


P-12, Elementary/Secondary Education – Hanna Hall of Doylestown, Ohio; Eli Mitchell of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jessica Tinsley of Marion, Ky.; and Savannah Workman of Fort Gay, W.Va. 

Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Don Cheatham, instructor in education/computer information system; Hanna Hall of Doylestown, Ohio; Eli Mitchell of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jessica Tinsley of Marion, Ky.; Savannah Workman of Fort Gay, W.Va.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)
Students pinned during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Pinning Ceremony include from left: Don Cheatham, instructor in education/computer information system; Hanna Hall of Doylestown, Ohio; Eli Mitchell of Elizabethtown, Ky.; Jessica Tinsley of Marion, Ky.; Savannah Workman of Fort Gay, W.Va.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


Hooding candidates include: 

Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education – Rita Curtis of Horse Branch, Ky.; Tina Green of Danville, Ky.; Megan Key of Greensburg, Ky.; Darlene King of Shivley, Ky.; Whitney Reno of Shelbyville, Ky.; and Michael Shanks of Louisville, Ky.

Students hooded during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Hooding Ceremony include from left: Ms. Norma Wheat, assistant professor of special education and chair of special education; Amanda Greer of Campbellsville, Ky.; Hunter Cantwell of Campbellsville, Ky.; Anthony Epps of Campbellsville, Ky.; Erika Tones of Fort Knox, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)
Students hooded during Campbellsville University’s School of Education Hooding Ceremony include from left: Ms. Norma Wheat, assistant professor of special education and chair of special education; Amanda Greer of Campbellsville, Ky.; Hunter Cantwell of Campbellsville, Ky.; Anthony Epps of Campbellsville, Ky.; Erika Tones of Fort Knox, Ky.; and Dr. Beverly Ennis, dean of the School of Education. (Campbellsville University Photo by Jordan Snider)


Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Special Education – Amanda Greer of Campbellsville, Ky.; Brittney Groves of Stanford, Ky.; Jo Ann Harris of Campbellsville, Ky.; Stacia Hill of Columbia, Ky.; Megan Hobbs of Vine Grove, Ky.; Shannon Lemons of Hawesville, Ky.; Paula Lyon of Columbia, Ky.; Brittney Robinson of Russell Springs, Ky.; and Ashley Thomas of Prestonsburg, Ky.

Master of Arts in Special Education – Hunter Cantwell of Campbellsville, Ky.; Anthony Epps of Campbellsville, Ky.; Courtney Ferguson of Henderson, Ky.; Scarlet Garrity of Louisville, Ky.; Dustin Graves of Campbellsville, Ky.; Whitney Gray of Louisville, Ky.; Eric Lane of Campbellsville, Ky.; Jon Will Rich of Columbia, Ky.; and Erika Tones of Fort Knox, Ky.

Rank I/Master of Arts in School Improvement – Lori Atterberry of Fulton, Ky.; Kimberly Caudell of Frankfort, Ky.; Cyndi Chadwick of Campbellsville, Ky.; Heather Evans of Bardstown, Ky.; Chris Godby of Russell Springs, Ky.; Eric Graves of Campbellsville, Ky.; Tina Hadley of Columbia, Ky.; Shannon Greenwell Lucas of Louisville, Ky.

Blair Moyes of Louisville, Ky.; Erica Proffitt of New Richmond, Ohio; Jill Sanders of Greensburg, Ky.; Jennifer Stephens of Eminence, Ky.; Julia Thomas of Lebanon, Ky.; and Sara VanCappellen of Lewisport, Ky.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.