Winner of the 2015 Apple Award - Allie Van Hooker

Posted by Eric.Nygard on Wednesday June 3, 2015

Allie Van Hooker, a May graduate, recently received the highest honor from the Nyack College School of Education, the prestigious 2015 Apple Award as the most outstanding graduating student teacher of all teaching majors.The Apple Award culminated a truly remarkable four years at Nyack College for Allie: graduating with a 3.96 GPA Summa cum Laude; eight straight semesters of high honors; membership in two national honor societies and the Excellence in Teaching Award. Allie achieved this while completing a rigorous double major in Early Childhood/ Childhood and an English specialization.

Allie has also done exceptional volunteer ministry and service work locally, domestically and internationally in youth and children's programs.Allie has been described by faculty and classmates as not only a wonderful student, but a young woman of the highest character- a role model for all. SOE Dean Dr. JoAnn Looney has stated : Allie’s Apple award confirms all of her qualities-knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be an asset to any school district which hires her.

-James N Nichols, PhD,D.Min

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