The Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara announces the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Lynne Cavazos AAUW Fellowship: Jenny Childers (ESC) and Karis Van Noord (SST-English) The fellowship is provided for women in the Teacher Education Program at UCSB who are pursuing their M.Ed. degrees this summer and who have not yet received any other “named scholarship” award. Childers, who is earning an Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe Credential, and Van Noord, who is earning a Single Subject Teaching Credential in English, will each receive $1500.
This scholarship is named for Dr. Lynne Cavazos, the former acting director of the Teacher Education Program and science educator in the TEP for fifteen years. Lynne’s research and teaching have focused on equity issues in education, particularly science education. For 9 years, Lynne also served as the Director of the Santa Barbara County Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA). As well, she has been an active member of the Santa Barbara/Goleta chapter of the AAUW, serving also as the co-chair.
The mission of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is to promote equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive societal change. Since 1881, members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day – educational, social, economic, and political. Consequently, AAUW is involved in such activities as public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.
[The AAUW fellowships awardees are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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