COE honors local educators, students for scholarship done

The University of Florida College of Education on Thursday (April 20) honored educators and students from UF and the Alachua County school district whose scholarly outreach activities contribute to improved schools and student learning or address important social and community issues.

The honors are based on the “scholarship of engagement” philosophy, or engaged scholarship done for the public good. The research-intensive concept is a burgeoning movement in higher education that UF education Dean Catherine Emihovich is infusing as a core principle of a faculty-led transformation of the college’s research, teaching and public service programs.

The Scholarship of Engagement Banquet, held at UF’s Emerson Alumni Hall, also was a forum for recognizing this year’s College of Education student scholarship recipients and the donors who funded their endowed scholarships. It’s a rare occasion where scholarship donors get to meet the students who benefit from their philanthropy.

The College of Education, in the midst of its yearlong 100th anniversary celebration, recognized several local teachers, principals, school district administrators, university faculty and UF education students whose scholarly activities are yielding an immediate positive impact on teaching and learning in the classroom or on the community.

Those receiving Scholarship of Engagement Awards were:

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