Students Honored In Education & Human Studies Awards at Champlain College

Outstanding students received an Education and Human Studies Divisional Award at Champlain College on Wednesday, April 12 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 Dylan Cullen and Allison Greenwood. A new honor - the Connor Glassett Spirit of Adventure Award - was given to Keith McKenna. The EHS Signature Course Awards went to Sylvan Ross and Sarah Wile. 

The other 2017 EHS awards included:
Rising Undergraduates: Caitlin Morrison-Gillis (Psychology), Katherine Beauregard (Social Work), Tatum Robinson (Environmental Policy), Joseph Tivey (Secondary Education), Lindsay Sugar (Secondary Education), Kayla Arena (Early Childhood Education) and Sylvan Ross (Early Childhood Education).

Outstanding Seniors: Emmalee Osborne (Psychology), Sam Hodges (Criminal Justice), Megan Driscoll (Criminal Justice), Stanley Chen (Social Work), Dylan Cullen (Environmental Policy), Nicole Stratis (Environmental Policy), Michael O'Dea (Law), Bowen Stephens (Secondary Education), Shirley Qiu (Secondary Education), Kara Doherty (Early Childhood Education) and Shannon Alexander (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.

Photo above: Dylan Cullen, left, and Allison Greenwood, right, received the EHS Dean's Award from Dr. Laurel Bongornio. 


Awards for Outstanding Seniors in the Early Childhood and Elementary Education went to Kara Doherty (center) and Shannon Alexander (second from left). They are flanked by their teachers at Champlain and area schools where they student taught this past year. 

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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