Fourteen inducted as educators in annual ceremony

5/9/2011

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (May 9, 2011) — Fourteen students participated in the College of Liberal Arts and Education annual teacher induction ceremony held May 6 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Theodore Samuel, president of the Macon County Board of Education, delivered the keynote address.

 

“Teachers are the greatest people on this earth,” Samuel said. “You’re getting ready to go out into a challenging world. When you go out, there will be expectations — expectations from parents, students, supervisors and superintendents. You must meet those expectations.”

 

Samuel also stressed the importance of being empathetic towards the students the new teachers will encounter throughout their respective careers.

 

“Whatever you do in life, be gentle, positive, loving and kind to those children,” he said. “You may be the only person a child remembers as a positive influence in their lives.”

 

Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon and Carlton Morris, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education, and presented Samuel with a plaque for "outstanding service in the field of education."

 

After the official induction and acceptance, several students were recognized for their involvement in professional and honor societies.

 

Rochon then addressed the inductees.

You are on the front lines,” he said. “Without you, we would not have the pipeline to get students into schools and into challenging careers. Whatever you do has an impact. Students are in your hands — and from what I can see, they are in good hands.”

 

The inductees for elementary education were: Chanirika L. Ball, Rosanna C. Camp, Keyonnia V. Cook, Ashli S. Covington, Kayla P. Dees, Angela J. Dixon, Jasmine L. Hall, Karena Y. Johnson, Teresa R. Mindingall, John Pascley, Cherriel E. Payton and McKensey E. Wheeler. The inductees for general science education and biology were: Angelo L. Badea and Ashley M. Rose.

 


Fourteen students participated in the College of Liberal Arts and Education annual teacher induction ceremony held May 6 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

From left: Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon; Theodore Samuel, president of the Macon County Board of Education; and Carlton Morris, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Education. Rochon and Morris presented Samuel with a plaque for "outstanding service in the field of education."

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