Department Awards for the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation Awards

Nancy Glomb and Cindy FonnesbeckValedictorian Fall 2009
Cindy P. Fonnesbeck

Cindy graduated from the Mild/Moderate Distance Degree and Licensure program in December of 2009. Cindy's accomplishments in the program are impressive, but even more so when you consider that she did so while working full time as a paraeducator in Box Elder School District, completing the requirements for an elementary education licensure as a dual major, and was an active and involved mother of four boys.



Kimberly Snow and Jeana RowleyValedictorian Spring 2010
Jeana Rowley

Jeana was a quality student, always conscientious of the work and assignments she turned in.  She made sure that she had an understanding of the subject by attending class, completing assignments, and inquiring for further understanding when needed.  During her practicum and student teaching experience she always had high ratings from her cooperating teachers.  Jeana's ability to provide effective instruction to the students she worked with and how they enjoyed their working relationship with her was outstanding.  Jeana also served as an Undergraduate Teaching Fellow for SPED 4000 working with the instructor, creating assignments, editing tests, and providing feedback.



April Lockwood and Benjamin Lignugaris/KraftScholar
April Lockwood

April Lockwood is not only the scholar of the year in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation, but was selected the scholar of the year for the Emma Eccles College of Education and Human Services.  April's accomplisments extend beyond the classroom.  She has worked at Chrysalis, worked for the Bear River activities skill center, and was a math tutor at USU.  She also worked with Dr. Dave Forbushy on his research project that addressed online reading tutoring.  She wrote and was awarded a $1,000 URCO grant and $988 undergraduate student initiated grant to conduct her own research within that project.  She co-authored two peer review publications, was the lead author on a nonrefereed publication and had seven presentations at local and national conferences.

Undergraduate Teaching Fellow

Hayley Halversen

Hayley served as a UTF in Dr. Glomb's Policies and Procedures class during the Fall 2009 semester. Hayley developed one of the cases that students are involved with during the semester and role played the parent of the child that the case was based on.  She also provided feedback to students as they navigated through the eligibility and IEP process. Hayley brought a fresh approach to the class and enriched everyone's experience!

A-Pin Awards

A-Pin Award WinnersStaci Barton
Sarah Cardenas
Robin Eyster
Haley Loveland
Lauren Ragsdale

Awards to Faculty

Tom Higbee and Benjamin Lignugaris/KraftTeacher and Advisor of the Year
Tom Higbee