B-CU Education Students, Faculty Honored at Conference
Students and faculty from the School of Education attended the 64th Annual Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sports (FAHPERDS) Conference in Orlando, Fla. held Oct. 17 through Oct. 19.
Two Physical Education students, Crystiana Butler and Deidre Davis, were recognized. Butler received the Future Professional Award and was elected to serve as next year’s FAHPERDS’ Student Representative for the Association for Educational Leadership. Davis just recently returned from a trip to Tennessee where she was selected by FAHPERDS as one of two students who represented the state of Florida at the Future Professional Leadership Conference for the Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
In addition, Davis was elected to serve as this year’s FAHPERDS Student Representative for the Association for Educational Leadership.
Several faculty members in the School of Education were also recognized. Professor Sharon Walker was elected to serve as this year’s FAHPERDS President of the Association for Educational Leadership. Professor Kaduabu Ajongbah received the Educational Leadership Award and was elected to serve as next year’s FAHPERDS President of the Association for Educational Leadership. Dr. Timothy Mirtz was named to the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Race to the Top District Developed Assessments (DDA) Item Development Committee.Dr. Maureen Davin, Ajongbah and Walker presented several sessions to participants at the conference.
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Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.