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Drake dinner to honor three outstanding educators

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Nancy Sebring, Judith Cunningham and Scott Raecker.

CONTACT: Tracy Bainter,
515-271-2183, tracy.bainter@drake.edu

Three outstanding educators will
be honored during the Believers and Achievers Banquet, the Drake University
School of Education’s annual Alumni Awards and Senior Recognition Dinner, on
Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The event will also honor members
of the school’s graduating class of 2009. The students will be recognized and
Rhodes Scholar and former basketball standout Lindsey Whorton, a 2008 Drake
graduate, will speak on their behalf.

The event, which is open to the
public, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in Parents Hall in Olmsted
Center, 2875 University Ave., dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by remarks by School
of Education Dean Jan McMahill and awards presentations at 7 p.m.

One of the honorees is a state
legislator and two are current or former administrators with the Des Moines
Public Schools.

  • Nancy
    superintendent of the Des
    Moines Public Schools. A resident of Des Moines, Sebring received her
    master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees in education from Drake.

  • Judith
    who retired in 2008 as
    executive director of K-12 Regional Programs for Des Moines Public
    Schools. She had worked for the school district for 40 years. A resident
    of Estes Park, Colo., Cunningham received her master’s degree in education
    from Drake.

  • Scott
    state legislator and
    executive director of the Institute for Character Development at Drake
    University. Raecker is a resident of Urbandale, Iowa.

Tickets are $25, and can be
reserved by contacting Tracy Bainter at 515-271-2183 or tracy.bainter@drake.edu. Reservations
are requested by Feb. 16.