The Education Forum is just around the corner and as program faculty and staff members prepare for travel and an action-packed week in Washington, D.C., 25 PA students will be doing the same.
The students were chosen during a competitive selection process to be part of the inaugural Future Educator Fellowship class attending this year’s Forum. The open call for the fellowship received 73 applications from students at more than 50 PA programs.
Future Educator Fellows’ Agenda
The 25 students (listed below) will participate in an intensive two-day student track where they will learn about the different pathways into PA education, as well as professional advocacy and research.
They will also have a chance to attend select education sessions that will give them the opportunity to learn more about developing teaching skills, building a curriculum, innovative instruction methods, and available resources for future educators.
The student fellows — who will be identified by their lime green name badges and encouraged to network with Forum attendees — will also be invited to attend the:
- PAEA Awards Luncheon
- Plenary Session
- PA Pipeline Presentation
- State of the Association Address
- Closing Reception
- Breakfast with the Board of Directors
A Year in the Making
Their participation in this fellowship comes from the hard work of the Student Advisory Task Force’s six members and the recommendations they put forward, which were subsequently approved by the PAEA Board of Directors in early 2015.
In addition to the fellowship, PAEA also opened up the call for posters to PA students. Two student posters were accepted and will be presented during Friday morning’s poster session at the Forum.
Keep an eye out for the student fellows wearing their lime green name tags and be sure to give them a warm welcome!
Questions about the fellowship or student participants? Email Danielle Di Silvestro at ddisilvestro@PAEAonline.org.
Future Educator Fellows
Markie Benavidez – UC Davis
Julia Burkhardt – University of Detroit Mercy
Marshall (Justin) Bynum – Mississippi College
Mike Cheesman – Rocky Mountain University
Kelly Conner – Wake Forest University
Jace Crawford – Emory University
Morgan Elam – Harding University
Kelly Finnegan – University of Colorado
Paul Gonzales – UT Southwestern
Laura Gonzalez – Northwestern University
Sarah Gudmundson – Midwestern University (Glendale)
Kathryn Howard – Saint Louis University
Ryan Hunton – University of Kentucky
Raymundo Jacinto – Pace University
Paula Kennedy – Boston University
Nicole Klopovic- UC Davis
Megan McGovern – Augsburg College
Sarah Nargiso – University of Southern California
Sara Orlowski – Wake Forest University
Margaret Pribyl – University of New Mexico
Marc Robinson – Eastern Michigan University
Kimberly Sullivan – University of Nebraska
Mason VanNostrand – University of Nebraska
Mark Volpe – Yale University
Jurgen Weber – Midwestern University (Glendale)