college of education | fall 2005
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Alice Gordon (BA 56) has become a Americorps Vista member with the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Communities in Schools Foundation. Gordon, who is a former member of the College of Education Alumni Association Board of Directors, is a retired reading specialist in Kalamazoo.
Roberta Morey (BA 58) has self-published Saginaw in Vintage Postcards.
Sarah Boron (BA 63/MA 71/EdS 92) served on the Michigan School Counselor Association and served on the committee that revised the Michigan Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program (MCGCP) for 2005.
Mary Ann Chartrand (BA 68/ma 70/EdS 85) has been appointed director of the Office of Grants Coordination and School Support at the Michigan Department of Education. In addition, she was elected chairperson of the Title V National Steering Committee for the third consecutive year.
Jackie Tooman Fuller (BA 66/MA 81) and Jack Johnson (BA 73/MA 78) received the Excellence in the Art of Teaching award from the East Lansing Educational Foundation. Fuller is a third-grade teacher at Marble Elementary School and Fuller is a seventh-grade language arts teacher at MacDonald Middle School.
Debby Harrison (BA 68/MA 72) has received the East Lansing Educational Foundation Award. Harrison, who is a volunteer in various schools and former member of the foundation, was presented the award for distinguished service to East Lansing Public Schools.
Jerry L. Johns (MA 66/PhD 70) had several new editions published of his books, including the ninth edition of Basic Reading Inventory, the fourth edition of Improving Reading, and the second edition of Fluency: Strategies & Assessment. He also published Visualization: Using Mental Images to Strengthen Comprehension. All of the books are published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Johns is distinguished teaching professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.
Mary Anne Ackerman (BA 79) has been appointed assistant superintendent of the Frankenmuth (Mich.) School District. Ackerman had been in the school district for 11 years.
Deborah Ball (BA 77/MA 82/PhD 88) has been appointed interim dean of the School of Education at the University of Michigan.
R. Lynn Bondurant (PhD 75) delivered the commencement address to graduates of Park University in Parkville, Mo. Bondurant served as the educational programs officer at nasa and serves on the Board of Trustees of Park University.
Martin Brodwin (PhD 73) has been honored as California State University, Los Angeles’ Distinguished Faculty Alumnus. Brodwin has been a professor of rehabilitation counseling at Cal State L.A. since 1988.
John A. Fallon III (PhD 73) has been appointed president of the Eastern Michigan University. Fallon had been president of the State University of New York–Potsdam.
John Halstead (MA 72) has been appointed president of the State University of New York at Brockport. Halstead had been president of Mansfield State University in Pennsylvania.
Vern Kamp (MA 74) has retired as principal of Graner Elementary School in the Clio (Mich.) School District. Kamp had been with the school district for 36 years.
Bill Miller (PhD 72) has been selected as Region 8 of Michigan Association of School Administrators’ Regional Superintendent of the Year. He is superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.
Rob Montry (BA 74/MA 77) has been appointed ombudsman at the University of Michigan–Flint. Montry had been executive assistant to the vice chancellor for student services and enrollment management at UM–Flint.
Diane Morris (BA 75) was honored as 2004–2005 Mauldin (S.C.) High School Teacher of the Year.
Nancy Nelson (MA 76) recieved the Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award for the state of Michigan. Nelson is mathematics teacher at Williamston (Mich.) High School.
Carol Rottman (MA 72) has published Writers in the Spirit (FaithWalk Publishing), which is a practical guide for Christian writers.
Mary Sue Ziara (BA 73/MA 77) has been presented the Spartan Village Global Award by the East Lansing Educational Foundation. Ziara is a reading and writing teacher at Donley Elementary School in East Lansing, and the award recognizes her for helping prepare students to participate in a global society.
Mary Boettger (EdS 81) was featured as a “Hometown Hero” in the Bay City (Mich.) Times for her civic involvement as part of the Columbus Avenue Citizens District Council.
Hill-Kennedy (BA 82) has been appointed to serve as judge of the 49th
Circuit Court. The 49th Circuit covers Mecosta and Osceola counties in
Michigan. Hill-Kennedy had been vice president for governmental relations
and general counsel at Ferris State University.
Hundreds of students, faculty, alumni, and their families gathered at the Kellogg Center in April for the College of Education’s annual Spring Awards Reception.
The college presented more than 90 fellowships and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, which included the presentation of five scholarships by the College of Education Alumni Association.
The association also presented Richard J. Robertson (PhD 81), vice president of student services at MiraCosta College in Oceanside, Calif., its Distinguished Alumni Award. In addition, the association honored James Linsell (BA 73) its Outstanding Alumni k–12 Teacher Award. In 2001, Linsell was honored as Michigan’s Teacher of the Year.
Audra Hunsberger, a senior from Rockford, Mich., addressed the gathering in behalf of the scholarship and fellowship recipients. Hunsberger, who majored in elementary education, was the recipient of the Dortha E. and John D. Withrow Scholarship in Education.
Honored Guests: Richard Robertson (left) and Jim Linsell (far right) were presented alumni achievement awards by David Dieterle, president of the College of Education Alumni Association, at the annual Spring Awards Reception. In addition, the association presented five graduate and undergraduate students (below) with scholarships.