PSU Honors Bonnie Robinson of Lebanon with 2013 Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship

October 7th, 2013 by blyndes

 

Bonnie Robinson received the 2013 Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-An Upper Valley educator who wants to help enrich children’s lives is the 2013 recipient of Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship. Bonnie Robinson of Lebanon, a teacher at Lebanon High School, was chosen because of her commitment to graduate education in advancing her teaching potential. Robinson is a student in PSU’s Doctor of Education in Learning, Leadership and Community advanced degree program. The scholarship was created in memory of the late Dennise Maslakowski, PSU’s former Associate Vice President for the College of Graduate Studies.

She was a Plymouth State student in the 1980s and is proud to be the recipient of the Maslakowski scholarship.

“I knew Dennise; she was a remarkable teacher,” Robinson noted. “I cannot think of a better way to honor her memory than to uphold the principles for which she was known; scholarship, enthusiasm about teaching and learning and staying active in the field.”

Bonnie earned a Master of Education degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State, in addition to a bachelor’s in Education from UVM. She hopes to complete her doctoral degree at PSU in 2014. She is the Extended Learning Opportunity coordinator at Lebanon High School, which allows students to earn high school credits through non-traditional learning. Hundreds of students are pursuing classes at local colleges including Dartmouth, Lebanon College, and the Community College Systems of New Hampshire and Vermont. In addition, students earn credits through internships, private instruction, independent study, online learning, and community service.

“Earning an EdD is the next step in my pathway to achieving my full potential,” Robinson said. “I know that my students are inspired by my enthusiasm for learning, just as I am inspired by them.”

George Tuthill, interim associate vice president of the College of Graduate Studies, noted that Robinson’s spirit and commitment to the field of education are exactly the qualities that the Maslakowski Scholarship was created to encourage.

“The selection committee was deeply impressed by her career-long commitment to professional development, from the master’s level through to doctoral study, by her devotion to scholarship and by her many contributions to local and statewide education communities,” said Tuthill. “She has an enthusiasm for learning and a true dedication to her students, which makes her a deserving recipient of this scholarship.”

Robinson is a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Accreditation Visiting Team, Lebanon High NEASC Chair, and is an active member of the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, the Lebanon Opera House Board of Directors and the North Country Community Theatre.

The $4,000 scholarship was awarded October 4 at Plymouth State University by Maslakowski’s husband, Irving Gordon, who created the scholarship.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

 

 

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