The Graduate School of Education held the annual academic hooding ceremony at Peter Stott Center on Friday, June 15, 2012. This year, GSE students collected approximately 500 doctoral and master’s degrees. GSE graduates and their 1500 invited guests make GSE hooding the largest graduate-level ceremony on the PSU campus. The guest speaker for this year was Oregon’s Poet Laureate, Paulann Petersen.
It has been a banner year for GSE graduates. Both speakers at this year’s PSU commencement ceremony are from the GSE. Jacob Sherman will receive a master’s through the Leadership for Sustainability Education program. Emily Coleman, a distance student from eastern Washington, will receive her master’s from the Visually Impaired Learner program. Four GSE students also earned a total of six university-wide awards which were distributed at the PSU Rose Garden commencement ceremony, Sunday, June 17, 2012.
- Audrey Lingley, doctoral student in ELP and CI, President’s Award for Outstanding University Service
- Harold McNaron, PACE master’s, President’s Award for Outstanding University Service and Commendation Award
- Olivia Murray, Educational Leadership, President’s Award for Outstanding University Service and Commendation Award, doctoral Level
- Jerry Ryan, Counseling, Commendation Award, master’s level, and Excellence Award.
The American Indian Urban Teacher Program, a new GSE program to increase the numbers of indigenous licensed teachers, recognized three graduates at the program’s first Honoring Ceremony held on Friday evening at the Native American Community Center.