left to right John Wert, Hope Glidewell, Geri Westerhoff, Denny McCarty

Quincy University’s School of Education honored its teacher education graduates on Tuesday, April 30 at the QU Student Achievement Awards.

The following awards were presented at the event.

  • Marian/Dorothy Reinhart Award for Achievement and Leadership in Education, presented to John Wert, Quincy, Ill., graduated in December 2018, Master of Science in Education Secondary Education, History Education
  • George C. Meyer Servant Leadership in Education Award, presented to Denny McCarty, Quincy, Ill., non-degree seeking for Special Education licensure, completing May 2019
  • Gary J. Carter Integrity in Education Award, presented to Hope Glidewell, Quincy, Ill., graduating May 2019, Elementary Education
  • Crim-Campbell Legacy Award, presented to Geri Westerhoff, Channahon, Ill., graduated in December 2018, Special Education and Elementary Education dual major

The Teacher Education Program at Quincy University prepares teachers to use reflective decision-making skills to improve their instruction. As servant leaders, these aspiring teachers will use both content knowledge and pedagogical skills to give all students, particularly those most at-risk, the skills and knowledge to be successful learners. They will model the ethical and professional norms of education and be true examples of life-long learners.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.