Education and Human Studies Honors Its Top Students in 2018

Pictured: Prof. John Stroup, and EHS Dean Laurel Bongiorno presented the Connor Glassett Spirit of Adventure Award to Environmental Policy Senior Lily Mason.

Outstanding students received an Education and Human Studies Divisional Award at Champlain College on Wednesday, April 11 at Champlain College's annual honor night for students.
The evening was led by Dean Dr. Laurel Bongiorno. Students in multiple majors across the EHS Department were recognized at the event by their professors and mentors for excellence in the classroom and the community.
Encompassing many career options, the majors in the Division of Education & Human Studies attract students who care about others: the born educator, the team player, the lover of justice. As a student in the Division of Education & Human Studies. Students begin making a difference from their first semester, working in schools, community organizations, government agencies and other real-world settings.
The Dean's Award was given to Jessica Kirby, a senior majoring in Social Work. The Connor Glassett Spirit of Adventure Award was given to Lily Mason, a senior majoring in Environmental Policy. The Global Impact awards went to social work majors Absa Samba and Reid Lee.

The other 2018 EHS awards included:

Rising Undergraduates: Carolanne Kelly (Psychology), Liza Ryan (Social Work), Holly Francis (Environmental Policy), Andrew Connell and Maria Morales (Secondary Education), and Lindsay Day (Early Childhood Education). 

Outstanding Seniors: Braelyn DeRocher (Psychology), Allison Dame, Meghan Keefe, Courtney Vandermeulen and Logan Rice (Criminal Justice), Jessica Kirby (Social Work), Haley Parent (Environmental Studies & Policy), Emma Moskowitz (Law), Rachel Rosenbaum and Kathryn Gesser (Secondary Education), Samantha Knight and Michelle Garvey (Early Childhood Education).

The EHS Division offers majors in Criminal Justice (BS); Early Childhood / Elementary Teacher Education (BS); Environmental Policy (BS); Law (BA); Middle School Teacher Education (BS); Psychology (BS); Secondary Teacher Education (BS); and Social Work (BSW). Learn more about the programs here.

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Jessica Kirby

Jessica Kirby, a senior Social Work major, received the Dean's Award from Laurel Bongiorno, Dean of the Division of Education & Human Studies.  


Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.