February 5, 2008
For immediate release
The Teacher Education Program at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara will announce the 2008 Dr. J Student Teacher Fellows at a ceremony on Monday, February 11 at 4 pm in 1187 Phelps Hall. Also to be announced are the recipients of the first Vivian Guerrier Hope Scholarships. The event is open to the press and public.
The Dr. J Student Teacher Fellowship honors the legacy of Dr. Richard Jamgochian, former Director of the Teacher Education Program. From 1968-1991 Dr. Jamgochian, or “Dr. J” as he was affectionately known, was an enthusiastic and tireless advocate for teacher education in general and for the UCSB Teacher Education Program (TEP) in particular. Colleagues credit his personal management style for building and refining TEP, which prepared more than 5,000 teachers during his tenure and was cited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing in 1991 as “an exemplary program.”
Recipients of the fellowship not only must show promise as future teachers but also must exemplify the ideals that Dr. J promoted. According to Dr. J, teaching involves much more than imparting knowledge. He believed that teachers should see student self-actualization as their greatest goal.
The Hope Scholarships honor Vivian Guerrier, who passed away this summer after more than a decade of service to the GGSE and Credential students. This annual scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate the sense of personal courage and hope that Vivian Guerrier embodied as a stalwart member of the Gevirtz School community.
Those who plan to attend the event should RSVP to Tracey Velasquez at 805-893-5994 or email@example.com.
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