JACKSON, Tenn. – May 11, 2009 – Union University’s chapter of the Student Tennessee Education Association was recently named the Most Outstanding Chapter for the sixth straight year.
The award is based on the accumulation of points throughout the year for service projects, professional development activities and participation in statewide events. Chapter members received the award during the annual STEA spring conference in Nashville in April.
In addition, the chapter also received the Spirit Award. Union sophomore Nathan Fisher was chosen as president-elect of the organization’s executive board, and will automatically ascend to the board’s presidency after one year. Junior Karyn Batson received the Best Graphic Art Design award during the conference.
The spring conference is the culminating event for the 38 chapters across the state that participate in STEA. Education professor Carrie Whaley serves as the adviser for the Union chapter, and Margaret Broersma is the chapter president.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day classes canceled.
A decision on evening classes at Jackson and Germantown will be made by noon on Thursday. Hendersonville evening classes are canceled.
The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.
Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.