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Campus and people notes ending April 26

Thalia Pollard of Hastings has been awarded the Stan Hooper Award for Educational Excellence by the Minnesota Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Board of Directors. Pollard is a senior elementary education major at Bethany Lutheran College.

Each year, Minnesota ASCD presents this award to honor exceptional students in the field of education. The award is inspired by and named for Stan Hooper, a powerful force in Minnesota education for over 30 years. His rich background includes experience as a teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent and at the college level as a supervisor of student teachers. Dr. Polly Browne, Assistant Professor of Education at Bethany, nominated Pollard. Browne noted Pollard's outstanding scholarship, critical thinking abilities, campus leadership, and the enthusiasm and creativity that she brings to teaching and learning experiences. Pollard will be recognized at the Minnesota ASCD Spring Conference held April 25 where she will receive a certificate of achievement.