University of Northern Iowa inducts hundreds into the teacher education program

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa College of Education recently hosted its bi-annual Teacher Education Convocation. Of the 244 students who satisfied requirements during the fall semester for admission into the teacher education program, more than 120 participated in last month's formal ceremony, the official induction of students into that field of study.

Among those inducted into the teacher education program at UNI April 4 was/were __ (Name/s) __ from (Hometown) _ .

Kathy Oakland, chair of the convocation committee, says, 'One of the most rewarding aspects of this event is looking out into the audience and seeing the pride on the faces of parents and grandparents. It is an especially moving ceremony that celebrates not only the College of Education, but the accomplishments of the entire university.'

Radhi Al-Mabuk, assistant professor of education, was the keynote speaker for the 28th group of candidates inducted into the teacher education program since formal ceremonies began in 1991.



Kathy Oakland, chair, Teacher Education Induction Convocation, (319) 273-2591
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728