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Education Students Win Scholarships

Three SEU students from our College of Education were recently chosen as Fanchon F. Funk Scholars by the Florida Association of Teacher Educators (FATE) at the 2021 annual FATE conference in Tampa.

Cassandra “Cassie” Cullen, John Pokhan, and Daria Castor were three of the four recipients recognized as outstanding future educators. They will each receive a $500 scholarship award in addition to a one-year membership to FATE. The Fanchon Funk scholarship awards are named in tribute to Fanchon “Fancy” Funk, professor emerita at Florida State University (FSU).

Daria Castor

In addition to being honored at the conference, student Daria Castor presented a research poster entitled “The Compelling Need for Trauma-Informed Training for Early Childhood Educators” under the advisement of Dr. Lisa Ciganek, assistant professor of education.

Our community congratulates these students on their achievements!

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Pictured above (from left to right): SEU students Cassie Cullen, John Pokhan and Daria Castor with Fanchon “Fancy” Funk and the fourth winner from FSU (far right) at the FATE conference.