The annual Dean’s Reception was held last month to honor GSE supporters and the students who received scholarships for GSE programs. Three GSE students were asked to speak, along with special guest Matt Morton, Equitable Education Portfolio Director, Meyer Memorial Trust.
This year’s student speakers included:
- Marcos Rodriguez Romerez—Friends of the Graduate School of Education Scholarship. Romerez Rodriguez is working on a master’s in education in the Bilingual Teacher Pathway program.
- Lucy Bertolo—Pivotal Scholars Fund for Math/Science Teacher Education and Renaissance Foundation Graduate School of Education Scholarship. Bertolo is studying for a master’s in secondary education in the Graduate Teacher Education Program.
- Yennifer Chavez—Jorgensen Family Endowed Scholarship. Chavez is a master’s student in elementary education in the Graduate Teacher Education Program.
GSE scholarship recipients spoke about how much the scholarships have helped them with their goals and how important it is to continue to support GSE scholarships today. GSE students received more than 60 scholarships for the 2017–18 school year. As tuition and other costs continue to escalate, the GSE scholarship program becomes even more critical. Thanks to our supporters, though, the number and amount of scholarships awarded to students has steadily increased each year.