Cheyney University Center City Celebrates Masters Degree Candidates

May 14, 2012

At a special reception at the Cheyney University Center City branch on May 9, students in the Masters programs in Educational Administration, Special Education, Elementary Education, and Public Administration, attended a Presentation of Special Honors Awards in recognition of their scholastic achievements.

Dr. George Colton, Dean of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Center City, presided over the occasion.  Guests were greeted by President Michelle Howard-Vital, and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ivan W. Banks. Participating Center City faculty included Dr. Wesley C. Pugh, Professor of Education, Dr. Gedeon M. Mudacumura, Associate Professor of Public Administration, MPA, and Dr. S.Jean Wilson, Chair, Education and Leadership Studies.

Special honors went to
- Adewale I. Adeyiga,  Master of Public Administration program, for outstanding academic achievement in the MPA program.
- Debra A. Brown, Master of Educational Administration program, for consistent leadership in and out of class.
- Kwanza A. Howard and Brandie Hill, Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, were recognized for outstanding scholarship in the M.A.T. (Masters of Arts in Teaching) Program. Ms. Howard announced that as a result of their student teaching experience, both she and Ms. Hill have been offered full-time teaching positions at Birney Elementary School in Philadelphia.

In his remarks, Dr. Wesley Pugh noted, "We are very proud to see this class of graduates move forward.  The level of work that the faculty demanded was great. This is a class of students who really navigated inside and outside the classroom. They are excellent problem solvers and have been prepared to be leaders."