Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund Awards Teacher and Student

A master of arts in education student and an area teacher recently received $500 each to purchase children’s literature for their professional practices thanks to the Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund.

The Fund was endowed by School of Health Sciences and Education Dean Sam Minner and his wife Joan in 2006 to honor Clapp, a professor emeritus in the University’s department of education. 

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Pictured from left, Wendy Miner, Sam Minner, Lori Nelson, Robin Chamberlin and Kay Clapp.

A powerful proponent of literacy and children’s literature, Clapp has influenced hundreds of students and practicing teachers by her dedication and careful mentoring.

The fund provides $500 each to a student and teacher. This year’s recipients are Robin Chamberlin, a master of arts in education intern at Uthoff Valley Elementary in the Rockwood School District and Lori Nelson, an elementary school teacher in the Macon School District.

The awards were presented at an April 14 reception on campus.

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