CEHHS graduate Kori Schmidt received the Chancellor's Medallion Award

4/29/2019

Kori Schmidt was recognized as Chancellor’s Medallion Recipient during the Winter 2019 UM-Dearborn's commencement ceremony.

Kori Schmidt was recognized as the College of Education, Health, and Human Services Chancellor’s Medallion Recipient during the Winter 2019 commencement ceremony held on April 28 at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor.

During the ceremony, in which 1127 students received  their degrees, Chancellor Domenico Grasso presented six students with the Chancellor’s Medallion in recognition of their strong academic record, quality of character, intellect and integrity.

Kori Schmidt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood with Elementary Certification and graduated with High Distinction. She has earned University Honors three times and has been on the Dean’s List five consecutive terms.

As part of her studies, Schmidt has worked with Associate Professor Christopher Burke at Detroit’s Neinas Elementary School, where she volunteered to teach science lessons to second and fourth grade classrooms. She also completed an internship at UM-Dearborn’s Early Childhood Education Center, where she served as lead teacher of a kindergarten classroom, planning lessons and activities for her students.

Schmidt has participated in the annual Young Authors’ Festival held on campus. The festival provides an opportunity for students from around the region to participate in engaging reading and writing stations that promote literacy development and a joy of reading. She also has volunteered at the St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center, tutoring students in reading and math.

In the future, Schmidt plans to return to UM-Dearborn to earn her Master of Arts degree with English as a Second Language endorsement. She is excited to remain in the Dearborn area to work with students from diverse backgrounds, and she wants to become better equipped to meet the needs of those students who are learning English as a second language so that they have the same opportunity to succeed as their classmates.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Services congratulates Kori for this distinction and wishes her all success in the future. Well are proud or you, Kori!

Together with Kori, five more graduates received the Chancellor's Medallion recognition as well:

  • Matthew Robert Fleming, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • Thomas Sutter, College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
  • Tyler Dalton, College of Business
  • Travis Bates, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Sarah Walworth, College of Engineering and Computer Science
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