UCA’s College of Education is pleased to announce its ninth annual Pinning Ceremony to recognize and honor its teacher education graduates of academic year 2014-15. Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduates will be recognized, as well as College of Education faculty and student award recipients.
The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 6:00pm in Reynold’s Auditorium on UCA’s campus. This year’s invited speaker is Dr. Diana Pounder, retiring College of Education Dean. A reception will follow in the adjacent Brewer-Hageman Conference Center. UCA teacher education graduates, their family and friends, faculty, staff, mentor teachers, university supervisors, alumni and other guests are cordially invited to share in the celebration.
The pinning ceremony is a time-honored tradition marking the occasion when one is welcomed into the teaching profession. It is a symbolic ceremony denoting a milestone in an educator’s life. Candidates will be presented a College of Education pin that not only signifies their association with the university, but also represents their affiliation with the honorable profession of teaching.