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New Teacher Pinning Ceremony and Celebration

4 education majors celebrating after pinning ceremony

Graduates of Loyola University Maryland’s initial certification programs in Teacher Education were honored at the Farewell Celebration on May 10, 2023. This year’s event included a pinning ceremony that marked the completion of their degree, their commitment to the field of education, and their life-long connection to Loyola University Maryland. 

The celebration included remarks from Dr. Afra Hersi, Dean of the School of Education and Stacy Williams, Chair of the Teacher Education Department. Both reflected on the student journey and charged graduates to continue learning and growing as they enter this next phase post-graduation. Following the words of reflection and encouragement, faculty from the Teacher Education Department pinned each candidate to officially welcome them to teaching profession.

6 women receiving pins representing their new status as teachers from Melissa Mulieri, Director of the MAT Program

Included in the celebration was the recognition of individuals from the Class of 2023 for their academic excellence and commitment to the field of education.

Award Recipient
Education Medal Victoria DiMatteo
Academic Excellence in Elementary Education Trinity Riggle
Academic Excellence in Elementary/Special Education Victoria DiMatteo
Outstanding Teacher of Promise Emily Dyer
Outstanding MAT Candidate Laura Hart

The celebration continued with games and fellowship to celebrate the Class of 2023. See a few sample pictures from the celebration below:

2 women receiving education awards 4 education majors celebrating after pinning ceremony
2 women receiving education awards from Stacy Williams, the Chair of Teacher Education