Gannon University Celebrates Teachers
Posted: May 3, 2017
Gannon University's School of Education will host its annual
Teacher Appreciation Dinner May 4 in Room 219 of the Waldron Campus
Center, 124 W. Seventh St.
This annual dinner has been held for nearly 30 years to honor
student teachers in the University's School of Education and their
cooperating teachers. Merit and performance-based awards are given
to selected junior and senior students based on faculty
recommendations and GPAs.
These awards have a long and prestigious history and many are
part of the legacy from Villa Maria College's School of Education,
which became a part of Gannon in 1989.
Faculty members from the School of Education, University
personnel, and school district and diocesan administrators are also
invited to attend the dinner.
During the dinner, a commissioning ceremony will be held, during
which student teachers pledge to provide knowledge and
understanding to their students, serve as positive role models, be
guided by a professional code of ethics and commit themselves to
continual improvement and lifelong learning.
This ceremony marks the passage from being a student to becoming
a teacher. Each award given is tailored to the specific personality
and achievements of the awardee, and faculty presenters are matched
to students so that the awards presentations are very personal.
"It is teachers who teach the teachers, and everyone has
benefited from the efforts of outstanding teachers," said Janice
Whiteman, interim director for the School of Education. "The
Teacher Appreciation Dinner is a way for the School of Education to
affirm the value of teaching and our students' choice to become the
teachers who will influence the next generation of learners."