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

In the News

Example Image

Exchange program draws Chinese students to Pinkerton

By HUNTER McGEE Union Leader Correspondent DERRY — Fourteen Chinese students traveled to Pinkerton Academy this week to participate in an exchange program that strives to bring the two cultures together through shared experiences. The students are from Pinkerton’s sister high school, Tanggu No. 1 School in the town of Tianjin, just southwest of Beijing. […]

Example Image

Celebrating 30 years of PSU Theatre

Memorabilia on display Sept. 16-Oct. 31 at the Silver Center PLYMOUTH — Selections from 30 years of theatre memorabilia from the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance and the archives at Plymouth State University will be displayed at the Silver Center for the Arts in an exhibition curated by PSU Professor Matthew Kizer, the resident […]

Example Image

PSU English Professor Liz Ahl awarded Writers’ Colony Fellowship

Holderness resident will write about community PLYMOUTH — Plymouth State University English Liz Ahl is the recipient of the Moon- dancer Fellowship at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Ark. The yearly fellowship is awarded to a writer whose work deals with the environment or nature. While at the Colony during her […]