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Oct. 24 , 2006
CONTACT: Jenifer Zeller

EMU Convocation of Excellence honors 18 exceptional educators

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University honored more than 820 scholarship recipients and 18 exceptional educators at the Fifth Annual Convocation of Excellence, Saturday, Oct. 7, at Pease Auditorium.

            The event recognizes the achievements of EMU’s top freshmen and scholarship recipients, as well as area teachers and counselors who help, inspire and motivate them to attend college.

            “This is a wonderful opportunity to publicly recognize excellence in our students who have received our top academic and athletic awards,” said Bernice Lindke, interim vice president of enrollment management.  “It is also a time to honor 18 outstanding high school counselors and teachers who had a special and significant influence on our student’s lives.”

            Educator award recipients are selected based upon the strength of their nomination by students and the number of times candidates are nominated.  Honorees receive a plaque and a gift certificate.

The 2006 Exceptional Educator Award recipients are:

  • Bruce Burke, Woodhaven High School, Woodhaven
  • Gerry Baskerville, River Rouge High School, River Rouge
  • Tom Chiera, Tippecanoe High School, Tipp City, Ohio
  • Eric Davis, South Lyon High School, South Lyon
  • David Fast, Southgate Anderson High School, Southgate
  • Michael Hampp, Tiffin Columbian High School, Tiffin, Ohio
  • Marc Haus, Cass Technical High School. Detroit
  • Kevin Kiley, Holy Cross Secondary School, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
  • Trina Lee, Detroit Central High School, Detroit
  • Kim Icsman, St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bev Martin-Read, Chelsea High School, Chelsea
  • Constance Montgomery, Cass Technical High School, Detroit
  • Julie Mossburg, Milan High School, Milan
  • Kevin Phillips, Clawson High School, Clawson
  • Nikki Schueller, North Farmington High School, Farmington Hills
  • Brian Shaw, Farmington High School, Farmington
  • Jim Sweigart, Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor
  • Harvey Wilson, Southfield High School, Southfield



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