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Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion

The College of Education and Alumni Engagement Office will be hosting a Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion in the summer of 2022!

Join us Saturday, June 4, 2022, for a full day of educational sessions hosted by you, our education alumni. This rare, special event is the perfect chance for you to network with those that have experienced Nebraska's greatest College of Education for educators, administrators, and counselors! There's no better opportunity to share what's going on in YOUR classroom or school while also learning from your Doane peers. 

Logos of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
This event is made possible in part with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

A reunion of this nature has a lot of information to digest, so we've created dropdowns for everything you'll need to know—please be sure to click on all the following sections to learn more!

Learn more!

Want to Register?

REGISTER HERE!

Registrations will be open until Tuesday, May 31st. 
PRICING OPTIONS:
$50/person — All-day access that includes in-person attendance with continental breakfast; many sessions led by alums to choose from throughout the day; luncheon and luncheon speaker, Juli Burney; closing presenter, Sydney Jensen; networking reception with Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, cash bar; and Doane swag
$20/person — Virtual access to selected sessions via Zoom!
* A portion of all registration fees will go toward education-related scholarships

Event Schedule 

8 - 9 a.m.  —  Check-in, General Welcome, Classic Continental Breakfast, and Conversation

9 - 10 a.m. — First Sharing Sessions (choose from multiple sessions to attend)

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. — Second Sharing Sessions (choose from multiple sessions to attend). Optional Campus Tour available at this time.

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. — Luncheon and Luncheon Speaker - Juli BurneyThey Who Laugh, Last
                                                
Special Announcement

1 - 2 p.m. — Third Sharing Sessions (choose from multiple sessions to attend) 

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. — Fourth Sharing Sessions  (choose from multiple sessions to attend). Optional Campus Tour available at this time.

3:30 - 6 p.m. — Closing Keynote Presentation: Sydney Jensen - Trauma-Responsive: Strategies for Educators Experiencing Survival Mode 
                             Networking with Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, Cash Bar, etc.  

Planned Sessions/Times/Locations.

Descriptions of Sessions.

Don't Miss These Sessions!

With a plethora of educational and engaging sessions hosted by some of our very best College of Education alums, you're sure to fill your day with purposeful knowledge you can take with you to apply to your district or classroom moving forward!

Planned Sessions/Times/Locations.

Descriptions of Sessions.

  • Navigating Children Through Changes and Challenges, Haydyn Weise ’21
  • Empowered and Engaged, Brittany Price Sidders ’04, ’06E, ’09E
  • Doane Bridges to Success, Carol Eastin Mack ’82
  • "You hear that? That's my jam!" (offered twice)Dr. Josh McDowell ’03, ’08E
  • EdD Panel - Getting Your Doctorate at Doane, Dr. Brittany Kozisek Hajek ’07, ’09E, ’12E, ’18DE, ’20E and Dr. Chad Denker ’93, ’97E, ’01E, ’14E, ’19DE
  • Creating a Positive Culture (offered twice), Liz Rohrig Stutzman ’08E, ’10E, ’13E
  • Special Education Eligibility: An Alternative to the Discrepancy Model, Penny Brown ’15E
  • I Know That Answer!, Shannon Binkley ’16E
  • Getting to the Heart of the Matter (offered twice), Juli Burney (Featured Speaker)
  • Thinking Strategically About Building a Positive School Culture, Matt ’00 and Jessica Renter ’00 Dominy
  • Open Heart Teaching, Dr. Barbara Katt Sunderman ’87, ’96E and Laura Katt-Roads ’17E, ’21E
  • Disability Mindfulness, Amanda Wilhelm Siemers ’01
  • Using Inquiry Opportunities to Extend Knowledge Gained from Content, Julie Bieck Martin ’82, ’93E, ’03E, ’19E
  • It's a Teacher Thing: Experiencing Diverse Literature in High School Classrooms, Rachele Stoops ’17E, ’21DE
  • Diamonds in the Rough, Shawn Martin ’93, ’12E
  • The Universality of Education: Uganda, My Five Years and Your Students, Lindsey Cotner ’08, ’10E, ’21E
  • A Foundation In SEL Will Help Kids Excel, Lisa Slaughter Fye ’97, ’01E, ’10E, Shannon Cole, Jessica Caruso McDowell ’03, and Karen Williams ’04E
  • Trauma-Responsive: Strategies for Educators Experiencing Survival Mode, Sydney Jensen ’20E (Featured Speaker)
Our VIP Guests Include...

All of our guests are VIP, to be honest. But you can especially look forward to seeing these current and former faculty members (more to come):

  • Dick Dudley '56, Ph.D.
  • Lyn Forester, Ed.D. 
  • Tim Frey '97, '00E, Ph.D.
  • Linda Kalbach, Ph.D.
  • Julie Kozisek '76, Ph.D.
  • Carrie Rath, Ed.D.
  • Bess Scott, Ph.D.
  • Deb Stuto ’06E, M.Ed.
  • Tiffany Young, Ph.D.
Share Your Favorite Education Story!

We're sure you have countless stories from your days as an education student at Doane, and we'd love to hear a few of your favorites! Submit your story (or stories) here!

Share This Event With Your Friends! 

The best part of our reunion is that you can plan in advance with your education friends/colleagues to attend together! Let them know by text, email, or Facebook (an event is set up on the Doane University Alumni page, which you should follow!) that you're attending.  Volunteer to contact other alumni within your era by emailing alumni@doane.edu.

About This Reunion!

The College of Education and Alumni Engagement Office will be hosting a Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion in the summer of 2022!

Join us Saturday, June 4, 2022, for a full day of educational sessions hosted by you, our education alumni. This rare, special event is the perfect chance for you to network with those that have experienced Nebraska's greatest College of Education for educators, administrators, and counselors! There's no better opportunity to share what's going on in YOUR classroom or school while also learning from your Doane peers.