The Office of General Education and Dual Enrollment held its 7th annual luncheon on Monday, June 3 in the Thompson Alumni Center. The event is used as an opportunity to review, reflect, and recognize the year’s accomplishments together.
This annual luncheon included many valued partners to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Dual Enrollment Program such as UNO administration, academic deans, district administration, high school faculty and staff, and community members who support the mission of UNO's Dual Enrollment Program.
New this year, the Office of General Education and Dual Enrollment recognized a high school dual enrollment instructor with the inaugural "Outstanding Dual Enrollment Instructor Award". The purpose of the award is to recognize an active UNO Dual Enrollment instructor's contribution to the mission, vision and values of UNO and the Office of General Education and Dual Enrollment.
The award's first recipient honored Jamie Honke, a World Languages teacher from Ralston High School.
"Jamie is an exceptional teacher leader at Ralston High School who fiercely advocates for our students in their quest for opportunity and hope." said Dr. Mark Adler, Superintendent of Ralston Public Schools.
Accepting the award on Honke's behalf was Ralston High School Assistant Principal Joe Kilzer along with Superintendent Dr. Mark Adler. Honke was unable to attend due to an annual student trip to Europe.
Honke was nominated by Hannah Buswell, a Ralston High alum; Bryan Martinez-Grande a current Ralston High student; Stacy Athow, Ralston High School guidance counselor and Dr. Mark Adler, superintendent of Ralston Public Schools.
Finalists for the award included Megan Hopkins, a mathematics teacher at Millard North High School as well as Kelly McVey, a social studies teacher at Bellevue West High School. Both Hopkins and McVey were honored with a "Recognition of Excellence.”
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