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College earns national award from MCEC
The College of Education was presented with a LTG (Ret) H.G. “Pete” Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award™ for higher education by the Military Child Education Coalition, or MCEC, at its 16th National Training Seminar in Washington, D.C., on July 30. Only three universities were recognized.
Debbie Mercer, dean of the College of Education, is proud that the college’s efforts are among the best in the nation.
“The military has been one of our key areas of concentration, and the fact that we were selected from an outstanding group of educators speaks to our innovation and on-going commitment the military and military-connected children,” she said. “I want to personally thank Linda Thurston, Judy Hughey, Jane Fishback and Sandy Risberg for their expertise, guidance and leadership in this important area.”
This award will be presented annually and encourages and applauds the outstanding partnerships formed between military installations and school districts that serve military children. Award winners are selected from schools and military installations around the world by MCEC, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the transition and educational issues affecting the highly mobile military child.
The college was recognized for its collaboration with Fort Riley, Geary County Schools USD 475, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, Riley County USD 378, and Chapman Unified School District 473.
Silver Pen Awards
The following graduate students have received Silver Pen Awards at Fort Leavenworth for publications that they wrote or co-wrote:
Dr. Kevin P. Shea
Shea, K.P., & Fishback, S.J. (2012). New Directions for Adult & Continuing Education, Winter 2012, Vol 2012 (136), p 53-63. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Dr. Barry B. Leslie
Leslie, B.B., & Fishback, S.J. (2013). Developing and sustaining adult learners. Carrie J. Boden & Kathleen P. King, (Eds.). Faculty self-efficacy beliefs: why do they matter, Chapter 14, p 323-334. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
LTC Paul E. Berg
Berg, P. E. (2014). The importance of teaching followership in professional military education. Military Review, (Sep-Oct 2014), pp 65-71.