The College of Education started a new tradition by hosting its first-ever pinning ceremony. Held July 25, the event celebrated 43 teacher candidates entering their final semester of year-long residency placements. The pinning ceremony is vital to continue prioritizing the principles of the teaching profession, while simultaneously elevating it.
Two Southeastern alumnae and previous Resident Student Teachers of the Year, Makenzie Plaisance and Robin Henderson, addressed the attendees including faculty, staff, mentor teachers, family, and friends.
“It was special to have an event celebrating our achievements as future teachers,” said early childhood education candidate Casey Ferguson. “I was happy to be able to share this milestone with my friends and family.”