TTU College of Education honors 10 of its outstanding alumsTennessee Tech University’s College of Education recently spent a day honoring 10 of its outstanding alumni.
“This was the first time we’ve held an event to honor the skills, talents and dedication of our outstanding alumni, but we hope to make this an annual celebration,” said Darrell Garber, TTU’s dean of education.
The alumni were welcomed to campus with a catered brunch, and following the meal, the honorees met with several education classes to share stories of their experiences and to provide expert advice.
The distinguished alumni closed the festivities by attending a small reception with the Teacher Education Committee. At the reception, the honorees each received an award plaque and participated in a discussion with the Teacher Education Committee about the role of education in a technological society.
The first ever group of TTU College of Education distinguished alumni includes:
• Bruce Anderson of Cookeville High School;
• Sandy Cupp of Sycamore Elementary School;
• Mae Fowler of the Putnam County Board of Education;
• Janet Graham of Cumberland County High School;
• Catherine Jones of Prescott Middle School;
• Linda Nash of Avery Trace Middle School;
• Bobby Nichols, Ironwood Golf Course pro;
• Angie Smith of TTU’s Child Development Lab;
• Melinda Swafford, assistant human ecology professor at TTU;
• Marsha Wyatt of Rickman Elementary School.