The University of Scranton, a U.S. News & World Report-ranked and regionally accredited university, in partnership with University Alliance and Bisk Education, has awarded scholarships to two outstanding educators who have demonstrated their ability to make a difference in their students’ lives.
The University of Scranton would like to congratulate the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship recipients for the Special Spring 2012, Part B online session:
- Kelly Fogas (Morristown, New Jersey), enrolled in MS in Educational Administration
- Janette MacKay (Seattle, Washington), enrolled in MS in Curriculum and Instruction
Ms. Fogas is very active in her school, volunteering for extracurricular assignments, chaperoning field trips, and serving as senior class advisor. She has received many professional awards and recognition, but what means the most to her is what her students say about how she has made a difference in their lives. “If you ask me, the letters my students wrote are more powerful than any other award or recognition,” says Ms. Fogas.
Ms. MacKay, a National Board-certified teacher, has held a variety of educational leadership positions, created educational programs and taught all over the world. She brings a commitment to multiculturalism and social justice to her classroom. Ms. MacKay says, “I make a difference in the lives of others not by striving to do great things, but be seeking to do each small thing with great love.”
“The University of Scranton congratulates the scholarship recipients and recognizes their professional achievements,” said W. Jeffrey Welsh, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Education at The University of Scranton. “We are proud to be able to support their continued education and success.”
The University of Scranton’s 100% online courses provide 24/7 course access allowing for greater flexibility and convenience for today’s hard-working teachers. With a video based e-learning platform, live chat rooms, discussion boards and email access, campus visits are not required.
With available scholarships for teachers, it’s a great time for outstanding educators to consider earning a master’s degree online. These scholarships help teachers excel in today’s academic environment by earning a Master of Science in Education. Students in the Curriculum and Instruction degree program work toward gaining valuable skills to strengthen their classroom teaching, while students in the Educational Administration program are exposed to proven techniques for managing complex school environments.
For more details about the Bisk Foundation Teacher Education Scholarship, contact a program representative at 800-605-5346 or visit http://www.uscranton.com/graduate-scholarships-teachers/.
About The University of Scranton
Nestled in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The University of Scranton was founded in 1888 and has been educating students in the Jesuit tradition since 1942. It is consistently ranked among the top 10 regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. The University of Scranton is accredited by The Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Education Department is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The College of Graduate and Continuing Education is authorized to award graduate degrees by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
About Bisk Education, Inc.
Founded in 1971 by Nathan Bisk, Bisk Education is the world’s leading provider of professional education online. The University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation’s leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA’s technology and support services, our university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University, Dominican University, New England College, and Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.