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Volgenau College of Education names academic award recipients

Morehead State’s Ernst & Sara Lane Volgenau College of Education is honoring student achievement by announcing the winners of its annual academic awards. Students were recognized in departments of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education (ECESE), Middle Grades and Secondary Education (MGSE), and Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education (FGSE).   

Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education honorees are:   

  • Stephanie Barrows, Shelbyville, outstanding post-master’s director of special education certificate.  
  • Haley Boyd, Morehead, outstanding undergraduate in community support program.  
  • Larissa Gilbert, Olive Hill, outstanding undergraduate in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) program.  
  • Cera Goodpaster, Winchester, outstanding undergraduate in P-5 program.  
  • Miranda Jarvis, Lexington, outstanding graduate in Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) IECE program.  
  • Stephanie Kilgore, Betsy Lane, outstanding undergraduate in special education program (LBD).  
  • Hannah McFarland, Salyersville, outstanding undergraduate in special education program (MSD).  
  • Margaret Grace Whitten, Van Lear, outstanding undergraduate in community support program.    

Middle Grades and Secondary Education honorees are:    

  • Jesse Currens, Lawrenceburg, outstanding graduate student in MGSE MAT program.  
  • Madeline “Maggie” Morgan, Crittenden, outstanding undergraduate in secondary program.  
  • Cory E. Rawlins, Ironton, Ohio, outstanding undergraduate in middle grades program.  

Foundational and Graduate Studies Education honorees are:  

  • Cassandra Best, Owensboro, outstanding graduate student in educational leadership-technology Doctorate in Education (Ed.D.).  
  • Cindy Burton, Russell Springs, outstanding graduate student in Master of Arts in Education (MAE) Educational Technology.  
  • Kimberly R. Clevenger, Pikeville, outstanding graduate student in Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program.  
  • Hannah Scott, Bardstown, outstanding graduate student in P-12 educational leadership Ed.D.  

The Morehead State University’s Volgenau College of Education is offering a reduced tuition rate to all Kentucky school teachers and other educators enrolled in courses within our College of Education. For more details on the reduced tuition offer, visit  

For more information about MSU’s Volgenau College of Education and its programs, call 606-783-2162 or visit