SVEA chapter wins award for third straight year

Student Virginia Education Association officers for 2015-16

For the third consecutive year, Radford University’s Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) chapter has been recognized by its parent organization.

This year, the SVEA presented the Radford chapter with its 2016 Outstanding Standards Chapter Award.

The award program is designed to officially recognize and reward student leaders who developed and maintained an effective program. Points are given to the chapters based on a wide scope of activities, including campus participation, membership, student leadership development, community services, fundraising and special projects.

As students complete activities, they record the activities in a scrapbook.

SVEA board of director members judge the books and the awards are presented.

The Radford University chapter competed many activities during the 2015-16 academic year, said Rayya Younes, a mathematics education assistant professor who has served as chapter advisor for the past three years.

The chapter has about 100 members, many of whom visited Riverlawn Elementary School in Fairlawn during the fall and Christiansburg Elementary School in the spring to read to and have activities with the children. Chapter members also provided each child with a copy of the book they read. Members bought books with money they raised from their September 2015 book fair.

In addition, the chapter organized and held a one-day conference aimed at helping future teachers learn how to manage stress.

“They did a lot of work during the year, and this is award from the SVEA is a testament to how hard the chapter is working,” Younes said.

Aug 16, 2016
Chad Osborne