May 07, 2009 12:00AM
Outstanding education students and faculty members at Pittsburg State University were honored at the 34th Annual Clyde U. Phillips Awards and Scholarship Ceremony, held April 30 in McCray Recital Hall.
Scholarships worth over $160,000 were awarded to 95 students at the presentation, in addition to numerous awards for teachers already in the field.
Dr. Jamie Wood, associate professor of psychology and counseling, was given the Excellence in Teaching Award. Joni Benso and Joy Crockett took home Outstanding Educator Awards, while Lorna Belew and David DeMoss received Distinguished Service Awards.
Four of this year's PSU education graduates - Gloryanna Boge, Courtney Howard, Krista Nucci and Taurean Staten - were named Teachers of Promise.
The awards are named after Clyde U. Phillips, a PSU graduate who went on to complete his career in education as the superintendent of schools in Hays, Kan. Phillips left a substantial amount of money in his will to be given to PSU education students in the form of scholarships.
Students receiving scholarships include the following:
Hannah Anderson; Afton Forst; Kelsey Graves; Megan Mangels; Lori Murphy; Christine Neer; Jordan Woods; Neva Rowland; Melinda Taylor; Stefanie Taylor; Charles Bailes; Brian Lancaster; Ashley Adamson; Jessica Jones; Teresa O'Neill; Jenna Verga; Elizabeth Witte; Rebecca Griffin; Sara Rogers; Megan Wade; Kristy Hull; Casey Rowe; Chelbie James; Rebecca Griffin; Autumn Dickens; Lisa Eisenbrandt; Shirley Leftwich; Ronda Coltrane; Justin Wehar; Brandy Duncan; Timothy Manes; Kristin McKinzie; Dana Beckenhauer; Angela Garner-Burgos; Jennifer Lynch; Bonnie Palmer; Ellen Goode; Michelle Burton; Kayla Campbell; Brynn Cummins; Melissa Webber; Megan Ballock; Erin Cooley; Lorie Duncan; Emily Maus; Robyn Pillers; Jamie Simoncic; Charlotte Evans; Jeff Schoenberger; Elise Bailey; Christa Kimzey; Jennifer Lynch; Stephanie Belford; Jessica Garrett; Nancy Lowden; Cynthia Moore; Kaitlyn Smith; Briana Baker; Ann Whiteaker; Amanda Williamson; Chad Hays; Kevin Harvey; Rickey Taylor; Anndrea Kelly; Kristin Norwood; Mary Slater; Audra Rush; Amanda Rogge; Cody Frieden; Aaron Cicero; Cooper Neil; Barbara Edings; Holden Kraus; Kathryn Baldwin; Megan Cheney; Courtney Selsor; Kelsey Bolt; Rachel Bradbury; Kimberly Gadelman; Robert DeBusk; Kirsten Pauly; Jenna Mellen; Megan Free; Aireanne Smith; Jennifer DeGroot; Amanda Dirks; Jennifer Duncan; Jessica Jones; Christine Neer; Seth Nutt, and Rebekah Rosenblad.