Education - Announcements

Graduating Education Majors Among Top at Cameron

Junior Braveboy and Daisy Woods were named to Cameron's Top 10 non-traditional students, and Jessica Landoll was named to Cameron's Top 20 juniors and seniors of 2011-2012.

Education Students Named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges

Congratulations to these students who were nominated by Cameron faculty or staff and join the highly-regarded and long-standing honors program: Mark Dabelstein, Junior Braveboy, Jessica Landoll, Daisy Woods, Cynthia Rennaker, Nichole Cooper, and (honorary Education major) Giselle Greenidge.

Kappa Delta Pi Welcomes New Members & Initiates New Officers

Welcome to the new members of Upsilon Xi Chapter: Lisa Adams, Jennifer Berry, Kimberly Blake, Tammie Bland, Junior Braveboy, Samantha Butler, Jeaneen Canfield, Julie Duncan, Phyllistine Foster, Christie Mullenix, Shauna Myers, Nathan Williams, and Brittany Wilson. See pictures of our new members by clicking on the Honor Societies link.

KIDS Science Camp Coming This Summer

Check out the latest information about and applications for this summer's "WASTE Watchers" camp here:

Congratulations to Education Scholars in Phi Kappa Phi

The following education students were selected from the top 7.5% of juniors and the top 10% of seniors and graduate students for membership in Phi Kappa Phi: Kirstie Bridges, Vivian Arroyo, Angelina Baker, Lisa Blythe, Jarod Grice, Ivy Hendricks, Rose Hendricks, Lachelle Hotfelt, Amanda Morales, Maegan Pollard, Jimye Sharp, Nathan Williams, Daisy Woods, Sheena Elam, Stacey Greb, Crystal Guest, Jennie Hanna, Toni Hasenbeck, and Vivian Marshall.

Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society Initiates New Members

Congratulations to the newest members of Kappa Delta Pi: Angelina Baker, Lindsey Crawford, Ivy Hendricks, Rose Hendricks, Patricia Hindenburg, Amanda Hrbacek, Sarah Ivey, Tonya Jordan, Maegan Pollard, D'Alpha Rodriguez, Meredith Street, Caitlin Wasson, and Jillian Williams.

Cameron Alum Named Duncan Teacher of the Year

Cameron University is proud to claim the 2011-2012 Duncan Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Maria Martinez, a 2006 graduate of the elementary education program, was recently awarded the top honor in her district. She is currently a teacher at Woodrow Wilson Elementary. Also nominated this year was Dilynn Hare, another 2006 Cameron elementary ed graduate and teacher at Plato Elementary and Kim Blalock, a 1997 Cameron elementary ed graduate and teacher at Will Rogers Pre-K Center. Congratulations to all of these outstanding teachers!

Recent Education Grads, Alumni, & Faculty Put Together Another Fantastic "Camp of Champs"

For four days in June, Cameron University took over the Quartz Mountain campsite for Cameron's Camp of Champs. Check out the fun that we had by clicking here!

Whitni Hatfield Selected as 2011 DaVinci/Martin Scholar

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Spring 2011 student teacher, Whitni Hatfield, was selected as a 2011 DaVinci/Martin Scholar. Dr. Lynda Robinson recommended Whitni for the award, which recognizes her distinguished academic and service accomplishments at Cameron. During her first year of teaching in an Oklahoma school, Whitni will also receive $3,000. 

Education Students Named to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

The following Education students were named to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. They were selected from the top 7.5% of juniors and top 10% of seniors at Cameron.

Lesley "Daryl" Ball, Barry Ballard, Tammy Cowley-Elkins, Jarod Grice, Chelsea Hartsock, Whitni Hatfield, Melissa Johnson, Stephanie Lee, Diana McElwee, Rachel McLain, Tori McCollom, Alyssa Mixon, Heather Murr, Sonya Nunez-Bustos, Jennifer Redway, Amber Rincker, Angelina Stallings, Britney Steinert, Josie Stewart, Daisy Woods, Jutta Carter, Joan Gableman, and Hailey Meason

Dean Vanderslice Receives Jane Morse Service Award

Cameron University’s Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, has been named as the 2009-2010 recipient of the Jane Morse Service Award by the Oklahoma Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (OACTE). Vanderslice was unanimously selected to receive this award by a vote of the representatives of the 22 schools, colleges, and departments of Education in the state of Oklahoma.

Dr. Sherry Labyer Named Acclaimed Aggie

Cameron University has expanded its Acclaimed Aggies alumni recognition program to the Cameron University-Duncan campus, honoring Cameron alumnus Dr. Sherry Labyer among others for the Fall 2010 semester. After receiving a B.S. in Elementary Education from Cameron, Dr. Sherry Labyer went on to earn a Master of Education degrees in Guidance Counseling and Educational Administration from East Central University and a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2004. Dr. Labyer began teaching in Duncan after receiving her Cameron degree, serving as a guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal and assistant superintendent/curriculum director before being named Superintendent of Duncan Public Schools in 2005. She is a member of the Education Oversight Board for the State of Oklahoma.

Cameron @ RSU Graduates Double Since Last Year

Each year since it began, the Cameron Elementary Education program at Rogers State University has doubled its number of graduates.

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Teacher Education Day @ OK Capitol

Representatives from Cameron's teacher education programs were at the capitol in Oklahoma City as part of Teacher Education Day to lobby local legislators on behalf of teacher education programs. Thanks to Melissa Price (elementary education), Wilson Rodriguez (romance languages education), and Kyle Williams (biology education) for their help.

CU students lobby at the capitol

Miss Black CU 2010: Early Childhood Education Major, Nicole Diggs

Tulsa native, Nicole Diggs was named Miss Black CU in February 2010. Nicole is in her first year at Cameron and is majoring in early childhood education. Diggs says she is really excited about continuing with her platform--working with children and adults who suffer with speech and hearing disorders. She will also continue to be active at Cameron University as a cheerleader, a PAC member, and a member of the Ebony Society. Congratulations Nicole!

Education Students Give Back

Cameron Education students are busy giving back to the community in a variety of ways.
  • The Lawton SOEA group spruced up Swinney Elementary school for their annual service project.

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  • The spring 2010 student teachers in Lawton participated in the MLK Day of Service by painting murals at the Boys & Girls Club.
Students painting mural Students painting mural
  • The RSU SOEA group collected school supplies to help a first grade classroom in Pryor, OK.

RSU students' service project

GPTC Pre-Education Students Visit

Recently, the pre-education class from the Great Plains Technology Center visited Cameron's Department of Education. During the visit the students participated in an upper-level Children's Literature class, toured campus, enjoyed lunch, and even received Cameron goodie bag. A big thanks goes out to Judy Holland from GPTC and Lorinda Rogers from the department for planning and organizing the visit.

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CU Education Alumni are Top Teachers!

Patty Jennings and Amy Jordan exemplify the kinds of teachers that CU graduates can be.

 Mrs. Jennings was just named Teacher of the Year for Duncan Public Schools. She is the music teacher at Mark Twain Elementary. She continues to improve her practice and is working to get National Board Certification. Ultimately she is pleased to be able to "do what [she] love[s]."

Mrs. Jordan teaches in Fort Riley, Kansas and, following her first year of teaching, is the elementary nominee from her district for the Kansas Horizon Award. This award recognizes "exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding." She has let us know that what she learned at Cameron has helped her in her classroom. The state will announce the winner of the Horizon Award in December and the Cameron faculty are rooting for Amy to win!

RSU SOEA Members in Will Rogers Parade

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Several SOEA members from RSU took part in the Will Rogers Parade in Claremore, OK. The students organized the "float," secured a banner, and waved to spectators on a beautiful fall day.

SOEA Starts the School Year Right

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The Student Oklahoma Education Association chapters at Cameron University and Rogers State University have started the year off right. The Cameron chapter kicked off its year with a Mentor/Mentee event and presentation by Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year, Heather Sparks. The RSU chapter hosted a kickoff event with a presentation by Dr. Clark Ogilvie, the superintendent of Owasso Public Schools. As usual, all events featured smiling faces, inspirational words, and delicious food!

CU Faculty Members Awarded Service Learning Grants

Education faculty members Debbie Stoll and Stephanie White are among the nine recipients who have been awarded Service-Learning Incentive Grants for the Fall 2009 semester by the Oklahoma Campus Compact (OkCC). Stoll will utilize her grant to supervise students in CU’s Early Childhood Education program to collaborate with HeadStart programs in educating parents on the value of play. White will supervise Elementary Education students in selecting high quality children’s literature and reading to children at a daycare or school.

Melody Tyler Named 2009 DaVinci/Martin Scholar

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Melody Tyler, a senior in the elementary education program, has been named one of six DaVinci/Martin Scholars in the state of Oklahoma.

The DaVinci/Martin Scholar award is designed to honor pre-service teachers whose academic accomplishments and service to the university are deemed notable. Winners were determined using four criteria:   GPA, Service Learning proposal, a letter of nomination and creativity. Tyler’s service learning proposal, “Teaching Alphabet Skills to Emergent Readers,” would create a collaboration between community volunteers, parents and caregivers. For this honor, Tyler will receive $3,000 from The DaVinci Institute. Above, Ms. Tyler receives a certificate from Dean Ronna Vanderslice along with Dr. Lynda Robinson, who recommended her for the award.

8th Grade Invasion!

Dr. Marco Columbus and Mrs. Stephanie White have welcomed more that 50 local area 8th graders to the Cameron campus as part of their grant, "Learning and Teaching through the Arts: Fostering Leadership, Education and Achievement among Middle School Students."

CU Aces NCATE Visit

The results are in . . . Cameron University's education programs have received continuing accreditation status by meeting every standard with strengths identified under each and no areas for improvement noted. Details on and reactions to this marvelous feat can be found in the CU press release.

SOEA Service Project at Jackson Elementary

SOEA members worked with their advisor, Mrs. Rogers, to design and paint a mural at Jackson Elementary for the students to enjoy. The outdoor scene was a great addition to the collection of school murals created by SOEA in years past. It also allowed the Cameron students to show off the color mixing skills they learned in their Creative Experiences class.
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Student Teachers Have a "Day On" for MLK 

Cameron's student teachers, along with Dr. Glazer and Mrs. Rogers, were part of a university-wide effort to have a "day on" of service instead of a "day off" for MLK Day by helping to renovate the Lawton Boys and Girls Club. The student teachers were responsible for cleaning, painting, sorting, and redecorating the homework room where some of their students will go after school.

Student Teachers & Scholarship Recipients  Recognized

Cameron @ RSU Volunteer at the SafeNet Christmas Party

As part of Cameron's Annual Public Forum, Dean Ronna Vanderslice recognized the 22 Fall '08 student teachers along with 24 scholarship recipients. SOEA students from our RSU campus dressed as reindeer and elves and volunteered to read with children, paint faces, sing, dance, and help with craft projects.  Students also created 2 large gingerbread houses which were auctioned off that evening with all proceeds benefitting battered women and children in the Claremore area.
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ECE Major Receives Scholarship

Elem Ed Student Speaks at Convocation

Lorren Jackson, a freshman Early Childhood Education major recently received a scholarship from the Lawton chapter of the DAR. Kyle Cunningham, a senior in the Elementary Education program, was invited to introduce OK state representative T.W. Shannon at this year's convocation.
DAR scholarship Kyle Cunningham & TW Shannon

Together We Can Do It!

CU Education Faculty "Go National"

As part of the "Together We Can Do It" Mentoring program, junior and senior education majors help freshmen through their first year at Cameron. Jennifer Dennis, Tanisha Billingslea & Marco Columbus, Ramona Hall, Michelle Smith, and Courtney Glazer will be presenting at national conferences in the coming months.

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Congratulations to our 2008 Graduates

*** Summa cum laude ** Magna cum laude * Cum laude

Master of Arts: Teaching

Loren Lee Bailey
Susan Elizabeth Campbell
Gail Elaine Castlebury
Lisa Christine Forge
Stacey Lynn Greb

Seann O’Bryant Hightower
Summer Noel Klund
Kendal J. Miller
Shannon Lorine Pippin
Tami Lynne Trim

Master of Education: Education

Lori Ann Baggett
Stacy Nicole Broman
Whitney Rose Burris
Jennifer Michelle Cobble
Ellen Davis
Lucille F. Davis
Philip H. Dennis
Orsolya Julia Fejér
Colleen Marie Gagliardi
Stacie Faith Garrett
Charles Christopher Louis Hall
Rhonda Elaine Hlavaty
Stephenie L. Jackson

Polly R. Killian-Beatty
Sean Richard Laura
Trudy Edel Lee
Michael S. Mayville
Lori Michelle Newell
Carolyn A. Poe
Steven Andrew Ranson
Beverly A. Regan
Inez Pat Sullivan
Nakia Patrice Swedenburg
Christina D. Torrence
Shirley Delois Williams
Jeanie S. Wilson

Master of Science: Educational Leadership

Teresa Ann Blalock
Catreva LaShelle Chase
Danny D. David
Christi Marie Davis
Charlotte M. Gagliardi
Malinda L. Giles

David Russell Holland
Lisa Carol Martinez
Ann M. Riley
Joshua Bond Skiles
Carie A. Spannagel
Barbara Whitfield Stroud

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education

Kayla MaeAnn Abshire
Cassie L. Anderson
Cassie D. Archer
Brandi Claire Arter
*  Marsha A. Ball
Denise L. Barry
*  Alicia L. Battaglia
*  Shannon Bayones
Rebecca Lynn Beckett
Amanda Brant
Rebel Burkhalter
Ashley Elaine Cameron
Sherri Cannon
Tammy Chesbrough
Hollie Clemons
Dominique Devereaux Conner
Melissa Reneé Dalston
Paige Diane DiSalvatore
Clarice D. Dillon
Jennifer Dobbins
**  Kimberly Dow
Heather L. Durgin
Lacey Eberhart
Laura Lytle Evans
Ashley E. Eyres
Micah Delene Foraker
Katherine L. Gorby
*  Laura E. Gretsinger
**  Tara L. Gunnarschja
Sylena Jan Howell
Tamara Anna Jarvies
Brandi Niccole Jones
*  Amy Marie Jordan
Sarah Michelle Kawaykla
Karri D. Landoll
Jennifer L. Lang

*  Amanda Michelle Lard
*  Sheena Christine Liming

Kimberly K. Mannen-Sluder
Jared D. Mansel
Valerie Martinez
*  Krystle Leigh McCorgary
Shannah McCorkle
Heather M. McElhany
***  Shannon C. Morrow
Melinda Moser
Mistie K. Murrah
Lindy Jarae Myers
*  Andrea Neace
*  Carol Lynne Nededog
Tiffany Nolen
Shaina Renee Norris
Bryan H. Plant
Shelly Nan Polk
*  Michelle Lee Rahn
Sherri Lynn Reding
Shelley D. Ricci
Sabrina Richardson
Vayanessa A. Ricks
Susan E. Rogers
*  Erin Sackett
Jacqueline M. Scott
Desirae D. Seabrook
*  Mary Michelle Shaw
Elizabeth Dawn Smith
Ashley Reneé Spencer
*  Caresse Ann Sullivan
*  Ashley D. Tate

Amanda Welborn-Lopez
Jean A. Williams
Sydnee Laine Young
Misty Young-Hall

Associate in Applied Science: Early Childhood Education & Care

Claudette Brodie

State School Superintendent Sandy Garrett visits Cameron!

NCATE Exhibits of Excellence

See all of the pictures here!