WASHBURN UNIVERSITY RECOGNIZES
TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE
Washburn University recognizes that the work we do depends in large measure on the educational foundation laid by teachers at the K-12 levels. Great students are inspired by great teachers. Washburn University makes a special effort to acknowledge this contribution.
Based on a fine program at Williams College in Massachusetts , the Washburn University Teachers Who Inspire program recognizes each spring at Commencement three to five K -12 teachers who have inspired some of our students to achieve excellence. Washburn University seniors are invited to nominate a teacher from an accredited K-12 institution who made a significant contribution to their education and transformed them as individuals. A committee of Washburn faculty, staff, and students reviews and researches the nominees, and selects the winners.
The selected teachers are honored at Commencement exercises and in other forums during graduation weekend. Each teacher receives a cash award (plus travel expenses), and the University names a one-time scholarship in the teacher's name for a future Washburn student from the high school in the teacher's school district.
SENIORS: Please nominate a teacher who inspired you. You'll find the nomination form which can be downloaded from the following location: http://www.washburn.edu/admin/vpaa/TeachersWhoInspireForm.doc