Pennebaker Scholarships awarded to Campbellsville students

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By The Staff

Linda Waggener

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville University's School of Education recognized and honored the recipients of the Pennebaker Scholarship Award with a recent reception.

Graduate students in the master of arts in education program who met the scholarship criteria were Angela Henderson and Rebecca Pinson, both of Campbellsville.

Henderson, a graduate of Campbellsville University with P-5 certification, is a substitute teacher at Taylor County Elementary School. She is also a Sunday school teacher, a member of WMU and has served as a vacation Bible school teacher.

Pinson is a Lindsey Wilson graduate with 5-9 math and language arts certification. She is a teacher at West Hardin Middle School, has served as a vacation Bible school coordinator and is active in the Campbellsville Emmaus community.

Dr. Brenda A. Priddy, dean of the CU School of Education, read from the words once written by Jean Pennebaker who had always been present for the scholarship awards but who passed away just two months before this year's awards.

The William K. Pennebaker Scholarship Award was established in 1993 and the first award was made in 1993-1994. Criteria specify that, "a candidate must exemplify Christian values and have a meaningful Christian affiliation, be a resident of Kentucky and a citizen of the United States, show evidence of financial need, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 in graduate coursework, be involved in community service and be committed to teaching in Kentucky."

Following the reception, the School of Education graduate students made presentations on their action research projects, the capstone assessment in the MAE program. The purpose of the presentations is to provide a forum for graduates to present their studies to the university at large. The research projects have been implemented in the students' schools and/or classrooms and were developed over a period of a year and a half.

For more information about the CU School of Education, call 789-5252 or e-mail bapriddy@campbellsville.edu.

- Linda Waggener is assistant director of university communications at Campbellsville University.