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Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.

Athena Privett
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Special Education have chosen

Athena Privett

as the

2021 Outstanding Student in Special Education – Adapted Curriculum

Q & A with Outstanding Student in Special Education – Adapted Curriculum, Athena Privett:

What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?

I’ll be moving to South Carolina this summer and will be looking into pursuing a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.

What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?

I really enjoyed getting to know the people in my cohort where I have had the opportunity to connect and collaborate with very talented teachers in the same field.

What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?

Have students become a part of their educational process as soon as possible. It is never too early and no contribution is too insignificant.

Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?

Thank you to my husband, Aaron, and children, Rylan and Emi, for all the sacrifices made while I pursued my degree. To the baseball families (Yezefski’s and Hammrick’s) for your ongoing support and filling in the gaps. Bill and Cher–your support during my undergrad made this possible. And Dr. Ainsworth for your sharing all of your wisdom and passion as our instructor.

Congratulations and best of luck, Athena!