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McMurry University Education Student Tasha Rose Diamond

By Floyd Miller



ABILENE, Texas – Tasha Rose Diamond has been named EDICUT Preservice Teacher of the year for the McMurry School of Education. The Education Deans of Independent Colleges and Universities in Texas present an annual award to selected students who exhibit excellence in leadership on campus and in the community. McMurry University selected {{more}} Tasha Rose Diamond as the 2007-2008 award recipient for her outstanding character, leadership, and service, Ms. Diamond is a member of the McMurry Chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Omnicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, where she served as secretary. Ms Diamond has also been active in Alpha Lambda Delta Social Club, Servant Leadership, and the Campus Activity Board. She has been on the Dean’s List for the School of Education since 2005 and has been nominated for Who’s Who at McMurry University. Ms. Diamond is a member of the Church of Heavenly rest and has been a regular volunteer at “Breakfast on Beach Street”. She is also involved with the Abilene Community Theatre. She is currently doing her student teaching in AISD at Ward Elementary. She is majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in English as a Second Language. The EDICUT award will be presented at a ceremony in April during the McMurry Education Advisory Board Meeting. Dr. Perry K. Haley-Brown, Dean of the School of Education and current state president of EDICUT, said that she was not surprised that Ms. Diamond was selected. “Ms. Diamond is positive, reliable, and always willing to lend a hand. I have found her to be exactly the kind of student we want as a future educator”.

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