College of Education convocation

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The College of Education will honor an outstanding educator during its convocation ceremonies scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, at 7 p.m., at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

About 200 graduates are expected to participate. The ceremony is a precursor to Grand Valley’s commencement scheduled for December 12 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Deborah Creswell is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Educator Award. Creswell is a third grade teacher at Parkview Elementary School in Wyoming. She was nominated by the principal and a former colleague for her commitment to her students and for making learning fun and exciting. Creswell was also nominated for creating school-based programs and implementing an Odyssey of the Mind team at Huntington Woods Elementary School. She earned her master’s in education from Grand Valley in 1989.