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Arrow Page 1 Issue Oct. 17-23, 2012

  1. 1. Â 1 ARROW • week of Oct. 17 - 23, 2012 Fall Percussion Ensemble 2011 WOMAN OF THE YEAR ​ + PAGE 6 KATIE HERRING + PAGE 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT PUBLICATION BRIEFS October 17 - 23, 2012 Honor Student run since 1911 Disability Services hosts events to celebrateEsteemed alumni receive Alumni Merit Awards programs and director of special education. He – was in the English and education honorary Disability Awareness Month October is Disability Awareness Month. Disability Services is hostingKIRSTEN TRAMBLEY continued to coach basketball and also coached societies, Alpha Delta Pi and the steering several events in honor of the month.ARROW REPORTER football and track. committee for freshmen orientation. Events include “Things Aren’t Always Adams returned to Southeast to continue “The relationships I developed with What They Seem” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 inTwo former education majors are being his education. He graduated in 1980 with a sponsors, supervisors and other students the UC Redhawk room, a resource fairhonored this weekend with Southeast Master of Arts in education, guidance and taught me a lot about working relationships and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 in theMissouri State University Alumni Merit counseling degree and in 1984 with a specialist teamwork,” Gallagher said. UC Ballroom, “Quiet Campus” at 6Awards. degree in educational administration. This sense of teamwork is very important in p.m.Oct. 24 in Rose Theatre and Jay Wolz, the director of Alumni Relations, Adams is in his seventh year as the superin- her life as an educator. After earning her “Allies for Inclusion” from 10 a.m. to 7said this award is given annually to outstanding tendent of the Wentzville R-IV School District, teaching certificate, Gallagher taught middle p.m. Oct. 30-31 in the UC Programalumni members who are nominated by a the largest and fastest-growing school district in school reading and high school English in Lounge and Towers Hall Room 207.selection committee, approved for nomination Missouri. He was named the 2012 Superinten- Bloomfield, Mo., which is where she lived untiland approved by university President Dr. dent of the Year by the Missouri Association of she was 12 years old. HomecomingKenneth W. Dobbins. School Administrators. “I was teaching in the very room where I had “SEMO is like family to me,” said Dr. Terry The Wentzville R-IV School District has been taken social studies classes as a seventh grader, Alumni earn awards forAdams while reminiscing about his years as a growing by approximately 650 students so it was like coming home,” Gallagher said. service to the universitySoutheast student and his connections to the annually for the past 10 years. Gallagher moved to Murray, Ky., afteruniversity. “Our district is changing out of necessity, marrying her husband. She returned to and community Adams, Dr. Judith Gallagher and seven and I enjoy the opportunity to shape that Southeast to study for her Master of Arts in Four alumni will receive the Distin-others will be recognized with an Alumni Merit change,” Adams said. “We are taking care of the English. During her return, Gallagher was a guished Service Awards on Oct. 20Award during this year’s homecoming issues of growth with respect to buildings and resident adviser in Dearmont Hall and worked during homecoming. The recipientsfestivities. other resources, and … we have improved in the office of admissions. are Rebecca McDowell Cook, Michael Adams lived in eastern Missouri for most of student achievement significantly.” She then taught in various places throug- K. Harris, Robert A. Lipscomb and Jimhis life before attending Southeast. Most of Adams’ family members have hout the Midwest before working for a Mayer. The awards are given each “I attended Southeast because it had a good Southeast success stories as well. Adams’ wife, healthcare company for a short period of time. year to alumni who made contribu-reputation, it was relatively close to my home older daughter and two sons-in-law have at But she soon returned to education. tions to both their community andand it was affordable,” Adams said. least one degree from Southeast. His younger “I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher the university. The winners will Adams was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and daughter chose to attend the St. Louis School of because I loved learning, and I wanted to be receive their awards at the All Alumniparticipated in intramural athletics and Pharmacy. Though Adams and his family part of that world every day,” Gallagher said. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. in the Kemstudent-sponsored activities while at Southeast. jokingly call her the “black sheep,” they are Her passion for education transferred from Statuary Hall in the Aleen Vogel “I really enjoyed my time at SEMO,” Adams proud of her for graduating at the top of her the classroom to an administrative position in Wehking Alumni Center. The cost tosaid. class. 2000 when she was named the dean of attend is $10 per person. Adams graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Adams said he is thrilled to receive the Humanities at Tarrant County College’s SouthScience in education. Alumni Merit Award because he is proud of Campus in Fort Worth, Texas. Campaign Content knowledge, pedagogy and common Southeast and appreciates that the university is Gallagher enjoys sharing advice withsense were important topics that were proud of his accomplishments. professors at her college. She also teaches an Southeast wants to raiseemphasized by his professors, Adams said. Another recipient of the Alumni Merit Award evening education class at Texas Wesleyan $21,000 for the United Way Adams wanted to be an educator since his is Gallagher, a two-time graduate of Southeast. University, which she enjoys because she cansenior year of high school because of great role The Sikeston, Mo., native graduated in 1970 influence and inspire the next set of educators. Southeast Missouri State University ismodels. Immediately after graduation from with a Bachelor of Science in education with a Gallagher said being honored by Southeast raising money for the United Way inSoutheast, he began teaching elementary major in English and a minor in history. with an Alumni Merit Award lets her know that southeast Missouri. Southeast’sphysical education and coaching junior high Gallagher attended Southeast because of the she is doing well in life, but also that she has campaign began on Oct. 15 and willbasketball in Union, Mo. close proximity to her hometown and the much more work to do. She never foresaw end on Oct. 31. The university’s goal Adams later worked in numerous school esteemed education program, which she said receiving this recognition, and said she is for 2012 is to raise $21,000.districts throughout Missouri in positions that made her confident that she could become “an humbled by the honor. Southeast’s United Way co-chairsranged from teaching physical education and effective teacher.” “Education can change lives,” Gallagher Tammy Underwood and Dr. Dennisdrivers’ education to being a guidance While an undergraduate student, Gallagher said. 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