FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Two Marian University alumni recently received state honors as they were recognized by the Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE).
Jordan Williams, a middle school mathematics teacher in the Oostburg School District and a 2012 graduate of Marian University, received the Early Career Educator Award for being an outstanding educator within the first three years of his professional career. During his years at Marian as a student, Williams excelled in the math program, served on the Math Council and developed a cross country running experience for students at Marian, a sport which has now been sanctioned by the university. He continues to be involved in coaching cross country in Oostburg School District and was the 2012 winner of the Fox Cities Marathon.
Donna Waldon, an elementary teacher at Waters Elementary School in the Fond du Lac School District and a 1995 graduate of Marian University, received the Pre-Service Educator Mentor Award. Waldon serves as a cooperating teacher for clinical and field experience students at Marian University. The award recognizes her commitment to education as she models the qualities of professional responsibility, caring and dedication.
Both Williams and Waldon were recommended for the awards by the faculty of the Teacher Education Program at Marian University.