Friday, November 7, 2014

UNO College of Education and Human Development Inducts Alumni Into 2014 Hall of Fame

George Edward "Ed" Merritt accepts the Monte Hurley Endowed Scholarship at the University of New Orleans Dr. Larry Stokes, seen here with Dean Darrell P. Kruger and Assistant Dean Martha Blanchard, was inducted Thursday into the
University of New Orleans College of Human Development's "Hall of Fame."

As part of Inaugural Alumni Week, the College of Education and Human Development hosted a special ceremony recognizing four graduates, two students and a faculty member for outstanding work in their fields.

COEHD Dean Darrell P. Kruger and Richard Hansen, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs led the ceremony, held Thursday evening in the University Center ballroom. Faculty, staff, alumni and friends attended. The 2013-14 donors to the COEHD were recognized for their generous contributions.

Faculty

Brian Beabout, an assistant professor of educational leadership in the College of Education and Human Development, received The RosaMary Foundation Endowed Professor in School Effectiveness and Improvement Award. The RosaMary Foundation, a trust established in 1939, is one of the first family foundations to operation in the United States and was founded to serve the New Orleans area. The foundation, established by Alfred B. Freeman and Ella West Freeman, honors their two daughters, Rosa and Mary.

Students

George Edward "Ed" Merritt, a Latin teacher at Brother Martin High School, and Cherie Tregre, a Spanish teacher at Brother Martin, were recognized as the 2014 and 2015 recipients of the Marty Hurley Endowed Scholarship.

The Marty Hurley Endowed Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Mark Storms in 2010 to benefit the COEHD and teachers and educators by establishing ongoing funds to an educator at Brother Martin High School who is pursuing a degree or continuing education credit. The scholarship is designed to encourage a Brother Martin teacher to pursue an outside degree or advanced certification outside of their main area of education to meet the needs of the school. The scholarship is named for Marty Hurley, a deceased band director at Brother Martin known for the leadership and inspiration he instilled at the high school.

Mark and Barbara Storms in 2013 similarly established The Storms Endowed Scholarship to benefit teachers and educators to benefit the COEH and teachers and educators by establishing ongoing funds to an educator at Mount Carmel Academy who is pursuing a degree or continuing education credit, said Kruger. The scholarship is designed to encourage a teacher at Mount Carmel Academy to pursue an outside degree or advanced certification outside of their main area of work or study to meet the needs of the school.

Mark and Barbara Storms plan to continue annual additions to these scholarships to support UNO, Brother Martin and Mount Carmel, said Kruger, to a round of applause.

Alumni

Kruger introduced four inductees to the College of Education and Human Development's Class of 2014 "Hall of Fame."

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dr. Patty Glaser
Chief Executive Officer and Founding Head
Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Department of Educational Leadership,Counseling and Foundations

Dr. Larry Stokes
President of Counseling
Stokes and Associates, Inc.

Dr. Brian Riedlinger
Chief Executive Officer
School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans

Department of Special Education and Habilitative Services

Dr. Yvonne Adler
Upper School Division Head
Academy of the Sacred Heart

 
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