Rasmussen College Early Childhood Education Students Honored at Minnesota Twins Game

On August 15, Rasmussen College honored some of its education students at the Minnesota Twins baseball game versus the Chicago White Sox. According to the college, the students’ dedication to early childhood education sets them apart in the eyes of today’s children and families.

Good teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of our children. And according to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the most important characteristic for teachers of early childhood development is enthusiasm and passion for children.

“The importance in early childhood education is in creating a strong foundation for our children,” said Cecelia Westby, dean of the School of Education at Rasmussen College. Westby said that the educators who were honored during the game exude these exact qualities.

One of the honorees, Callie Coffman, preschool teacher at Mother Duck Learning Center was surprised by the recognition.

“I didn't know exactly what the event was going to entail,” Coffman said. “But I was very excited to have been a choice of one of my favorite teachers. [A person] that has been with me through this experience of becoming an early childhood educator.”

During the event, 16 current and former students were escorted onto the field and each individually recognized at the game. Rasmussen College’s mascot, Rassy, joined the honorees and threw out the ball game’s first pitch.

The students recognized at the game include:

  • Abby Holm
  • Alexandra Jung
  • Adam Leonhardt
  • Amber Noll
  • Amy Gunderman
  • Ashley Goodman
  • Courtney Wise
  • Callie Coffman
  • Kendra Walker
  • Leah Anderson
  • Mandi Lewis
  • Manisha Chainani
  • Matia Brobst
  • Samantha Butler
  • Sara Chistianson
  • Scott Neff

 

 

Be sure to check out more pictures of Rasmussen College’s education night at the Twin’s Game!

If you’re interested in education or possibly earning your early childhood education degree, take a look at how you can follow your dreams in education.

Kendall Bird

Kendall is a Social Media Strategist at Collegis Education who is focused on bringing awareness and engagement to Rasmussen College's social media properties. She is passionate about helping others, the power of education and building strategies that put the needs of students first. 

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