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Faculty Friday; Meet Dr. Lee Montgomery, Education

Dr. Lee Montgomery began his educational career at a small rural school in Oklahoma teaching English language arts. Desiring to influence more teachers and improve schools, he pursued more education and became a principal in the Hartley Independent School District in Texas.

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Earning an Education on the Sidelines

Randi Spencer wanted to become an athletic trainer when she was 14 years old. She enjoyed working with the human body, figuring out how to strengthen and heal it. With this goal in mind, Spencer sought out a university who would give her the best academic and athletic foundation to succeed. After attending a high school summer leadership conference at Southern Utah University, she knew SUU would offer her the support and guidance she needed.

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Student Helps SUU Honors You Program

Halie Hagerty, a senior chemistry education major with minors in photography and physics education at Southern Utah University, has been volunteering for the last two years with the SUU Honors You program. The program invites kids from low income families to SUU’s campus to learn about the importance of higher education and ways to pay for it.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Jacob Manning, Outdoor Recreation

Professor Jacob Manning started college as a pre-med major. He considered architecture, but quickly settled on recreation leadership and earned a master's degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012.

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Future Teacher Creates Art Workshops for Children

Mykayla Gale found her passion for elementary education during high school. She was a teacher’s assistant for the Extended Day Kindergarten class, an after-school program to help children who fall behind in school and prepare them to be successful in future years.

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SUU Seeks Funding for New Childcare and Preschool

Kathy Wyatt, wife of President Scott L Wyatt, dropped out of college to support her husband through law school and raise their son. Money was tight and they were worried about student loans. Years later she has returned to college to earn a degree in Family Life and Human Development.

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Physical Education and Human Performance Name Change

The Physical Education and Human Performance Department at Southern Utah University recently underwent a name change. In order to better reflect the areas of study, the department will now be known as Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation (KOR).

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4 Reasons Why You Should Major in Education

Southern Utah University’s Department of Teacher Education & Family Development offers students the opportunity to major in elementary education or secondary education.

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5 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Teacher

Most people dream of having a job that not only pays the bills, but one that is fulfilling, meaningful and worthwhile; one that allows you to make a difference in the world.

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Faculty Friday; Meet Professor Karen Houser, Education

After a successful phone interview, twenty-one-year-old Karen Houser packed her things and moved across the country from Massachusetts to rural, Utah to teach elementary school. She was homesick, cried some, and learned a lot. She also met her husband and fell in love with Utah and her teaching career.

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