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Future history teacher awarded grant

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lillard “Del” Davis, a history education student at Missouri State University, was recently awarded an $8,000 Ozark Teacher Corps grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO) to facilitate his goal of teaching secondary students in rural Missouri.

“The membership in Ozarks Teacher Corps has been wonderful,” said Davis. “I have received insight, ideas, resources and training for rural specific issues, preparing me to be much more effective in working with the students and with the community in these areas.”

The Ozarks Teacher Corps is a three-year-old scholarship program that focuses on recruiting highly qualified teaching candidates to serve in rural schools within the Ozarks. For more information on the program, visit www.ruralschoolspartnership.org/ozarks-teacher-corps.

“In today’s world, we can no longer just teach our students academics. We must show them how to become an integral part of their community and encourage them to be active in working to address the social, economic and political issues around them. The Ozarks Teacher Corps is providing me the training and resources I need to accomplish this,” he added.

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College of Humanities and Public Affairs
The College of Humanities and Public Affairs offers 16 undergraduate, eight graduate and six certificate programs. Departments in the college include criminology and criminal justice, defense and strategic studies, economics, history, military science, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology and anthropology. The department of defense and strategic studies is housed in the Washington, D.C. area. The college helps students understand social, political and legal structures, ethical principles, religious systems, and economic institutions and practices within a global, historical, and contemporary context.

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