The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education recently honored its students and alumni at its annual awards day ceremony.

May 28, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Education recently honored its students and alumni at its annual awards day ceremony.

Department of Curriculum and Instruction


  • Outstanding Master's Student, Secondary Education: Ashley McDuff Cacioppo


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Early Childhood Education: Octavia Evans
  • Outstanding Fifth-Year Student, Early Childhood Education: Suzanne Gerakines
  • Outstanding Alternative Fifth-Year Student, Elementary Education: Michelle L. Joseph
  • Outstanding Fifth-Year Student, P-6 Education: Leah Salter
  • Outstanding Fifth-Year Student, Secondary Education: Melany Morgan
  • Outstanding Fifth-Year Student, English as a Second Language: Tyler Bryant
  • Outstanding Master's Student, P-6 Education: Elizabeth Wyatt
  • Outstanding Master's Student, Non-Certification, English as a Second Language: Luz Dingledy
  • Outstanding Educational Specialist, Secondary Education: Shannon R. Marks
  • Outstanding Alumni, P-6 Education: Delyne D. Hicks
  • Outstanding Service Award, P-6 Education: Eleanor V. Stokes, principal, Epic Elementary School


  • Outstanding Master's Student, Elementary Education: Mindy Hermecz


  • Outstanding Alumni, English as a Second Language: Jennifer H. Williams


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, P-6 Education: Jamie Cherneski


  • Outstanding Master's Student, Early Childhood Education: Raine Greene


  • Outstanding Educational Specialist, Early Childhood Education: Jennifer Gault
  • Outstanding Service Award: Kathleen Wheaton, principal, Berry Middle School


  • Outstanding Honor Student, Urban Teacher Enhancement Program: Sundra Hicks


  • Outstanding Master's Student, English as a Second Language: Karen S. Hill


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Elementary Education: Anne-Marie Allenback


  • Outstanding A.A. Degree Student, Early Childhood Education: Daina B. Singletary


  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Early Childhood Education: Laura Bloom

Pleasant Grove

  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Secondary Education: Allison Moore


  • Outstanding Alumni, Lawrence W. Vickers: superintendent, Saraland Schools

Department of Human Studies


  • Outstanding Fifth-Year Physical Education Teacher Certification Student: Bobby Cummings Jr.


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Physical Education, Teacher Certification: Laura Vines
  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Fitness Leadership: Brian Ly
  • Outstanding Master's Student, Health Education: Lindsey Westbrook
  • Outstanding Master's Student, Exercise Physiology: Shanna Killebrew
  • Outstanding Master's Student, Physical Education: Amanda Hayes
  • Outstanding Alumni, Health Education: Jason Fulmore, Ph.D.
  • Outstanding Student Counseling Alumni: Cindy Wiley
  • Outstanding Community/Agency Concentration, Alumni: Jason Branch


  • Outstanding Community/Agency Student, Counselor Education: Valeri Cowart


  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Health Education: Shauntice Allen


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Health Education: Rachel Heath


  • Outstanding Undergraduate, Exercise Science: Sharon Prall

Pleasant Grove

  • Outstanding Rehabilitation Student, Counselor Education: Yvonne M. Gaines

Vestavia Hills

  • Outstanding Educational Specialist, Physical Education, Ginger Aaron

Department of Leadership, Special Education and Foundations


  • Outstanding Master's Student, Education Leadership: Alicia Sims Bailey
  • Outstanding Master's Student in Visual Impairments, Special Education: Barbara Wilfong Fletcher


  • Outstanding Master's Student in Collaborative Teaching, Special Education: Elizabeth Stewart


  • Outstanding Educational Specialist, Education Leadership: Jennifer Willingham


  • Outstanding Undergraduate in Collaborative Teaching, Special Education: Kathryn J. Lunsford


  • Outstanding Alumni, Special Education: Ellen Bowman


  • Outstanding Doctoral Student, Education Leadership: Ronald Dodson

Washington D.C.

  • Outstanding Alumni, Education Leadership: Jennifer Fritschi, Verizon Foundation Development and State Education Network

Pathfinders of the Year


  • Ashley Adger Shipper

Pleasant Grove

  • Allison Moore

The awards ceremony took place Tuesday, April 27 at Vulcan Park and Museum.

About the UAB College of Arts and Sciences

The UAB School of Education is housed in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, home to academic disciplines that include the arts, humanities, sciences and the School of Education. The college's unique structure advances research and learning in both K-12 and higher education, and its courses are taught by a world-class faculty. Committed to the UAB spirit of independence and innovation, the college enables students to design their own majors, participate in undergraduate research or complete graduate degrees on a five-year fast track. Through productive partnerships, flexible curricula and a bold, interdisciplinary approach to learning and teaching, the college is preparing students for success in the ever-changing global marketplace of commerce and ideas.