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FMU to host Teacher Cadet College Day, Nov. 14

FLORENCE – Francis Marion University will host 158 Teacher Cadets from 16 area high schools for Teacher Cadet College Day, Friday, Nov. 14.

The guest speaker will be Jenna Hallman, the South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Hallman is a science teacher at Calhoun Academy for the Arts in Anderson School District 5.

A 10-year veteran, Hallman mentored and supervised other teachers. She is a member of Anderson University's Education Department Leadership Team and has frequently served as a workshop presenter. In addition to being the lead writer and project manager for a $10,000 Toyota Tapestry grant, she is a two-time recipient of her district's Golden Apple award for instruction in higher-level thinking. She is National Board Certified.

She earned a bachelor's degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree from Clemson University.

Twice each year, the FMU School of Education sponsors a College Day, when cadets visit campus to meet other cadets from the area and get a taste of university life at FMU.

These cadets will have FMU ID cards made, take a tour of the Rogers Library with the reference staff, tour the Hewn-Timber Cabins and take a tour of the campus, all to acquaint them with FMU facilities, programs and services available to them as members of the FMU family.

High-achieving high school juniors and seniors with an interest in becoming educators can apply to South Carolina’s Teacher Cadet Program. The Teacher Cadet Program is an introduction to the teaching profession. Its main purpose is to encourage students who possess a high level of academic achievement and the personality traits found in good teachers to consider teaching as a career.

For additional information, contact Sharon Askins, FMU professor of education, at 843-661-1490 or

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Last Published: November 12, 2008 10:43 AM
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