KEARNEY – Representatives from the University of Nebraska at Kearney College of Education made a surprise announcement during Monday’s board meeting at Educational Service Unit 10.
They dropped by to recognize coordinator Alexandra Dillon and the Early Learning Connection team with the “Making a Difference” Outstanding Community Service Award. Presented annually by the UNK College of Education, the award honors a person, business or organization for their contributions to youth and adult education programs and community social issues.
“Alexandra Dillon and the central Nebraska Early Learning Connection team meet the varied needs of the region’s early childhood workforce through ongoing, active engagement. Not only do they coordinate high-quality professional development opportunities in Kearney, but they also strive to meet the unique needs of the rural workforce through partnerships with community organizations and childhood provider groups,” said associate professor Paula Thompson, one of three UNK early childhood education faculty members who submitted the award nomination.
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