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Crystal Apple Society

"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious,   to have one idea spark another." Marva Collins"The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before." Elbert Hubbard"Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource." John F. Kennedy"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." William   A. Ward"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." Benjamin Franklin"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it." Marian Wright Edelman"The whole object of education is... to develop the mind. The mind should be a thing that works." Sherwood Anderson"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire." William Butler Yeats“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Henry B. Adams

The College of Education at Tarleton State University established a new award to honor educators who have made a positive impact on the lives of students. Perhaps it was a second grade teacher who instilled a love of reading, a coach who inspired you to achieve, a high school teacher whose knowledge of biology influenced your career choice, a counselor who convinced you to attend college, or an administrator who provided support.

We all can think of special educators who made a difference in our lives and the lives of others. The Crystal Apple Society is the perfect opportunity to honor these dedicated individuals. Honorees can be current or former teachers, principals, superintendents, librarians, counselors, coaches, or university professors. While Tarleton State University is sponsoring this award, honored educators and sponsors do not need to be affiliated with Tarleton.

Those wishing to honor an educator will make a minimum donation of $500. Your gift, which is an important source of funding for student scholarships, underwrites a dinner for the honoree, sponsor, and two guests as well as a special gift presented to the educator at the celebration event. The Crystal Apple Society Dinner will be held on the last Friday of March at 6:00 p.m., in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms.

We hope you will consider participating in this event! Additional dinner tickets are available for purchase if a group of individuals would like to collectively sponsor a single award. A link to the nomination form is provided below. The deadline for nominations is the first Friday of February. Please feel free to contact Dr. Jordan Barkley (254-968-9088 or jbarkley@tarleton.edu) if you have any questions.