Two weeks ago, Dr. Leona Rowan received some exciting news.
She had been contacted by Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education headquarters informing her that she had been selected for the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. This award was established to recognize college professors for "significant and longtime contributions to excellence in education as well as service to KDP."
Dr. Rowan said that selections for that award are made by the Executive Council of KDP in Indianapolis after they have reviewed nominations from all over the country.
"This biennium only seven were chosen in receive the Eleanor Roosevelt Award," Dr. Rowan said. "I believe I am the only one to be selected from the Southeast."
The Awards Ceremony will be held at KDP Convocation 2019 on October 24th in Norfolk, VA.
"I am humbled to receive this award and grateful to the Mobile County Public School System, Spring Hill College, KDP, and the Literacy Coalition of South Alabama for the many leadership roles entrusted to me as a lifelong educator," Dr/ Rowan said.
She will be recognized at the Mobile Retired Educators Association meeting on Tuesday, September 10, at 10:30 a.m. The meeting is at Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard.