Lycoming College student recognized by regional education council

Lycoming College student Briana Wingrove, a junior in the education program and a psychology major, recently was awarded the 2013 Susquehanna Valley Reading Council (SVRC) Education Scholarship.

Wingrove competed with students pursuing teacher certification from Lycoming and other surrounding colleges and universities. SVRC is an organization of professional and private individuals whose mission is to promote reading and literacy.

Wingrove is pursuing both PreK-4 early childhood education and PreK-8 special education teaching credentials. She is completing a pre-student teaching experience in the classroom where she will student teach in the upcoming fall semester.

Dr. Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, assistant professor of education, said that each semester she takes a group of students to the SVRC’s meeting.

“It is a good opportunity for them to connect with a professional organization, to meet in-service educators and hear about current issues in the teaching field,” Hickoff-Cresko said. “Amy Cline, a senior in the education program and a psychology major, received the award last year and was the first Lycoming College student to do so.”