Penn College Faculty Member Honors Students’ Resolve

Published 10.23.2015

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Two Pennsylvania College of Technology students who impressed a faculty member with their perseverance are each receiving $250 from the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators.

While attending PADE’s annual conference recently, Calvetta A. Walker, assistant professor of reading, was one of four educators randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship to give to a student or students of their choice.

Walker selected Heidi M. Elliott, a pre-nursing student from Port Allegany, and Chanelle Johnson, a human services student from Williamsport.

Calvetta A. Walker (center), assistant professor of reading, chose students Chanelle Johnson (left) and Heidi M. Elliott to receive $250 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators.“Chanelle and Heidi came to mind immediately when I won,” Walker said. “I saw each of them persevere through difficult personal circumstances when I had them in class. They were each back in class within the same week that these immense challenges took place and never missed an assignment. I admire both of them for their strength, courage and determination.”

PADE is a professional, nonprofit educational organization addressing the needs and interests of Pennsylvania’s postsecondary developmental educators. PADE is affiliated with the National Association for Developmental Educators.

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