PSU Honors Jadi Seiz of Laconia with 2011 Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship

October 4th, 2011 by blyndes

PLYMOUTH, N.H.-A Lakes Region educator who wants to help enrich children’s lives through art education is the 2011 recipient of Plymouth State University’s Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education  Scholarship. Jadi Seiz of Laconia was chosen because of her commitment to earning a graduate education to advance her teaching potential. The scholarship was created in memory of Dennise Maslakowski, who passed away in 2008  after a brief illness. At the time of her death, she was the Associate Vice President of the College of Graduate Studies.

Jadi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Appalachian State in Boone, North Carolina. She then worked as a commercial interior designer for several years in Boston before moving to Laconia with her husband. She teaches art at the Lakes Region Boys and Girls Club, which motivated her to seek a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

“As the art director at the Boys and Girls Club, I found my passion for teaching and working with children,” Seiz said. “The arts play such an important role in my life, I want others to be able to enjoy them as well. Ultimately, my goal is to create a non-profit arts program for local children that are sick in hospital wards.”

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

“Her talent and exceptional ability to overcome personal obstacles make her a wonderfully appropriate recipient of this year’s award,” said Tuthill.

Seiz plans on finishing her degree in May, 2012.

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

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