Date: March 16, 2009
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PNC Student Education Association Honored
Westville – Purdue University North Central Student Education Association recently earned several honors during the Indiana Student Education Association's Representative Assembly.
The club was recognized as having the Outstanding Community Learning through America 's Schools (CLASS) Project for 2008 in recognition of its Family Literacy Night event, Project ABLE. Project ABLE, held in conjunction with the PNC TRIO Club, was partially funded by a National Education Association grant.
PNC Student Education Association President Tracy Wylie, was presented the Outstanding Senior Award and earned a monetary scholarship. Wylie was selected to serve on the Indiana Student Education Association Executive Board as a Region 1 representative for the 2009 - 2010 academic year.
PNC student and Student Education Association member Ashley Watson has served on the Indiana Student Education Association Executive Board as the representative at large. She has attended monthly board meetings, assisted with planning the fall conference and the spring representative assembly and worked with various committees. She will be a delegate to the Indiana Teacher's Association Representative Assembly for Region 1 in 2009 - 2010.
The PNC Student Education Association members plan to travel to Indianapolis on March 25 to speak with the state legislators regarding education bills in the Indiana House and Senate.
On April 18 the students will participate in the Outreach to Teach program to help in a cleanup – fix up project for the LaCrosse Community Schools.
The PNC Student Education Association is active throughout the year. During the local Martin Luther King Jr., Day activities, club members collected 426 books as part of the Bring a Book to Breakfast donation drive and helped set up The Bridge day care center at Steppingstone shelter in Michigan City . The students also donated a classroom rug purchased through an National Education Association grant.
Members also collected 100 textbooks on campus to be donated to Bradley House in Michigan City .