WATERBURY, Conn.--(Post University Associate Faculty member Patrice E. Farquharson, Ph.D., has been selected as the recipient of the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education’s Alumni Society Outstanding Higher Education Professional award for 2013. Dr. Farquharson will be honored at the 15th Annual University of Connecticut Neag School of Education Alumni Society Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 9, 2013.)--
“Our staff continues to be recognized for its excellent work, and we are now among the first of only three schools in the state of Connecticut, including UCONN, authorized to prepare students in our undergraduate Child Studies program for the Early Childhood Teaching Credential.”
Dr. Farquharson says she is particularly gratified to be recognized for her work at Post University and her career contributions to the field of early childhood education. “I have always been proud to be an alumna of the University of Connecticut, which makes this award as Outstanding Higher Education Faculty even more special.”
Post University School of Education Dean Jane Bailey, Ph.D., commented on the exciting momentum the award brings to the school. “Our staff continues to be recognized for its excellent work, and we are now among the first of only three schools in the state of Connecticut, including UCONN, authorized to prepare students in our undergraduate Child Studies program for the Early Childhood Teaching Credential.”
The Neag School of Education Alumni Society annually recognizes the achievements of its outstanding graduates, and singles out educators who have made significant contributions across all levels of education, including Higher Education, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, and Administration. For award consideration, alumni must demonstrate excellence in their award category, make significant contributions to their educational environment, participate in professional and/or community service, and have provided a minimum of five years of service in the award category.
Dr. Farquharson received her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Connecticut, her Master of Science in Early Childhood Education from Southern Connecticut University, and her Doctorate of Education with Nova Southeastern University. She is a certified pre-K through sixth grade teacher, and completed Southern Connecticut University’s Administrative and Supervisory Certificate Program. A frequent conference presenter on topics involving early childhood education, Dr. Farquharson has been with Post University since 1996, originally hired as the Director of Early Childhood Education studies, and has also served as Executive Director of West Haven Child Development Center, Inc. since 1982. Dr. Farquharson received the Professional Development Award from Connecticut Early Childhood Council in 1996, 1998 and 2004, and has also been named in "Who’s Who in American Education" from 1998 through 2010. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
About Post University:
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 16,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.