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05-20-2014

Four Teachers Receive Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educator Award

Four teachers, all nominated by Clarkson University seniors, were honored commencement weekend as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators.

Four teachers nominated by Clarkson University seniors were recently honored as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators. Back row: Award-winning teachers Carolyn Hancock, Jennifer Shatrau and Ted Simons, and Vice President for University Outreach and Student Affairs Kathryn B. Johnson. Front row: Students Kyle Hancock, Andrea Riedman, Karen Dawson and Wuli Liu. (Not present for photo, teacher Chung Chan.)The award recognizes these educators for their lasting impact on their students and in their fields of education.

The educators were honored on campus at a special awards dinner on May 9 and then again during the commencement ceremony on the following day.

Award winner Chung Chan of Brooklyn, N.Y., a history and economics teacher at John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., was nominated by former student Wuli Liu of Brooklyn, N.Y., a senior electrical engineering honors program major at Clarkson.

Carolyn Hancock of Essex, Vt., a homeschool teacher, was nominated by her son and former student Kyle Hancock, a senior chemical engineering major.

Jennifer Shatrau of Clay, N.Y, a calculus teacher at East Syracuse Minoa High School in East Syracuse, N.Y., was nominated by former student Andrea Riedman of Kirkville, N.Y., a senior civil engineering major.

Ted Simons of Selkirk, N.Y., a physics teacher and track & field coach at Clayton A. Bouton High School in Voorheesville, N.Y., was nominated by former student Karen Dawson of Voorheesville, N.Y., a senior chemical engineering, environmental engineering and political science honors program major.

Each year, Clarkson asks its seniors to nominate the secondary school educators who have significantly affected their lives and helped guide their higher education and career decisions.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo Caption: Four teachers nominated by Clarkson University seniors were recently honored as Clarkson University Inspirational High School Educators. Back row: Award-winning teachers Carolyn Hancock, Jennifer Shatrau and Ted Simons, and Vice President for University Outreach and Student Affairs Kathryn B. Johnson. Front row: Students Kyle Hancock, Andrea Riedman, Karen Dawson and Wuli Liu. (Not present for photo, teacher Chung Chan.)

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/ihse2014.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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