Published on October 31, 2017 by Hollie Woodis  

Orlean Beason School of Education is pleased to congratulate Mary Emma Campbell, Alex Goode, Delaney Haase, Maigan Jenkins, Wimberly Underwood and Savannah Wilson on becoming this year’s Human Development and Family Life Education’s Departmental Delegates.

 Delegates assist with various departmental tasks and serve as hosts for prospective students interested in the major; however, their main responsibility is the important task of representing the department at recruiting opportunities that arise throughout the year.

 Faculty met to review dozens of applications before selecting these six to continue on the legacy of the Human Development and Family Sciences program.  The women were distinguished among their peers for their exceptional communication skills, positive personalities, leadership abilities, enthusiasm for the department and academic achievements.

 “It’s an honor to represent the Human Development and Family Life Education Department as a Departmental Delegate,” said Savannah Wilson, Human Development and Family Science student. “It has been a great opportunity to talk to people about the plethora of career paths Human Development and Family Science can lead to.”

 According to Wilson her experiences in and out of the classroom have laid the groundwork for her to go to graduate school for occupational therapy.

 “Serving as a departmental delegate deepens the student’s understanding of their field of study and creates a strong sense of professional identity,” said Celeste Hill assistant professor and faculty chair for the organization.

Departmental delegates serve as a tremendous recruitment asset both on and off campus as they educate others about the field of human development and family science from a peer point of view.

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