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MC takes leadership roles in state Student Education Association

       The Indiana Student Education Association has tapped the Manchester College chapter for its Outstanding Chapter Award, elected two MC students to its executive board, and awarded scholarships to three students.

       The recognition continues Manchester’s leadership as one of the strongest SEA chapters in the state. The College captured the Outstanding Chapter Award last spring, also. The latest recognition came at the SEA spring representative assembly last weekend in Indianapolis.

Jenny Mevis of Lakeville, Ind., will serve as vice president of the state executive board. A junior, Mevis is majoring in elementary education, with mild intervention. She is vice president of the Manchester SEA.

Jeanna Collins, president of the Manchester SEA chapter, will serve as secretary of the state board. Majoring in elementary education with mild intervention, the junior is from Bourbon, Ind.

Recognized as having exceptional potential as teachers, Mevis, Collins and sophomore Melanie DeGrandchamp each received $500 scholarships from the State Teachers Association. DeGrandchamp, of Fort Wayne, is majoring in K-12 adaptive physical education.

 “Our chapter is one of the largest and strongest in the state of Indiana,” said Heather Schilling, assistant professor of education, who advises the chapter with faculty members Korrine Gust and Stacy Stetzel. “In fact, our numbers double the number of Ball State members. We are very proud of our students.  They represented our college well.”

About 22 percent of Manchester College students are education majors, with 50 seniors student teaching this semester. In addition to early and middle childhood generalist teaching licenses, the College offers licenses in mild intervention, English and language arts, math, instrumental and choral music, French, Spanish, German, physical education, life science, physical science, social studies and visual arts.

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