6250-Malone's Marcia Everett Twice Awarded
6250-January 19, 2012
Marcia Everett, Ph.D., professor of Communication Arts, director of The College Experience, and the force behind Malone University's annual "Into the Streets" program was recently notified that she has been named to the Honor Roll of First-Year Student Advocates by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.
Everett developed and directs The College Experience, a semester-long program geared toward creating a smooth transition for incoming freshmen and transfer students. The course addresses a wide range of topics relevant to the college experience which immerses new students into the Malone community. The annual award is presented to reward individuals on the nation's campuses who are Outstanding First-Year Student Advocates involved in high-impact practices for first-year student success. Recipients are nominated by their presidents and selected by a national panel of distinguished educators. Everett will be recognized at the national conference held in San Antonio next month.
The announcement comes shortly after Everett was recognized with the Leading Age Award by St. Luke Lutheran Community for Excellence in Service – Best Practice for Intergenerational Volunteer Service. The award states, "Since 2004, Malone University students have served at St. Luke. Through the "Into the Streets" program that encourages volunteerism, Malone University students have painted, helped transport residents, with campus cleaning and maintenance, or simply had one-on-one visits as valued company for residents." Leading Age Ohio is affiliated with the Washington D.C.-based Leading Age (www.leadingage.org) dedicated to ensuring the success of not-for-profit providers serving frail and older adults.
Everett earned the B.S. degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute at State University, the M.S. degree from The Pennsylvania State University, and the Ph.D. from Kent State University. She has taught at Malone University since 1995.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
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