Jamie Agius, CUSA’s Program Administrator and Research Associate, has been named a 2013-2014 Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholar. The honor is bestowed by UC Irvine’s School of Education MAT and Credential Scholarship Committee, on the basis of evidence that one is, “a visionary and a leader committed to improving educational opportunities for all students.”
The award is named after Mary Roosevelt, a woman with over 40 years of educational experience from her upbringing in Liverpool, England, to her travels to Geneva, Switzerland, and New York. Roosevelt also spent a large period of her career at UC Irvine, California. When she became the Coordinator for the Multiple Subject Credential Program, she spent many years helping to build an effective teacher training program where schools, districts, specially trained teachers, the student teachers, and students all worked together to help children learn effectively, no matter what their background.
The award ceremony will take place during the upcoming fall quarter. There, Agius and the other seven award recipients will officially receive their awards, meet one another, and even have an opportunity to meet Mary Roosevelt, herself. All awards will also be accompanied by a $3,000 scholarship to be awarded $1,000 each quarter, starting fall 2013.
For more information about Mary Roosevelt and the legacy that inspired the award, you can read more about it here.