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The VCU School of Education Celebrates Its Students at Scholarship and Awards Ceremony
Dean Daire introducing Asein Ta

Dean Daire introducing Asein Ta.

On March 13th, 2017 the VCU Student Commons Ballroom was filled with the sounds of the VCU Jazz Orchestra led by Kevin Eichenberger. As families flooded into their seats to congratulate their loved ones, eager students awaited their awards.

The VCU School of Education awarded 48 scholarships to 66 of the school’s top students. The awards given out totalled $68,515.

In his welcoming remarks, Dean Andrew Daire expressed his gratitude towards this year's award and scholarship recipients, as well as to the generous donors who made it all possible. Asein Ta , an undergraduate senior in the early and elementary education program, and winner of the Virginia A. Arnold Scholarship, reflected on the impact that School of Education students and graduates make on communities, families and children.

Dean Dair with Samantha Parker and Recca Pullen.

Dean Dair with Samantha Parker and Recca Pullen.

Among the scholarships awarded were the SOE 50th Anniversary Urban Education Scholarship to Dabreona Brown and Stephen Tyler and the School of Education Faculty Organization Scholarship, awarded to Samantha Parker and Rebecca Pullen.