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WCU Recognizes October as Dyslexia Awareness Month

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 9, 2013 - In recognition of Dyslexia Awareness Month, William Carey University’s Department of Education recognized their inaugural Dyslexia Therapy graduate cohort with a Red Coat Ceremony on October 5. The graduate students, who began courses in the summer, are entering the dyslexia therapy internship phase of the Master’s Degree program. The 23 interns, representing public and private schools statewide, are now working with dyslexic students in a supervised clinical internship program that will continue until the completion of the two-year program.

The students honored in the ceremony were Jennifer Acosta, Bay St. Louis; Morgan Allsup, Petal;  Marcia Barksdale, Ocean Springs; Sue Boutwell, Hattiesburg; Tracie Craft, Vancleave; Shea Crosby, Hattiesburg; Hollie Davis, Brandon; Holli Hinton, Laurel; Tina Litton, Petal; Heather Maxwell, Summit; April McCrary, Meridian; Donna Meloling, Magee; Jo Ann Mestayer, Waveland; Lynda Miller, Duncan; Regina Mills, Waynesboro; Cindy Peden, Oak Grove; Jessica Powell, Petal; Sara Sensenig, Laurel; Greta Singletary, Picayune; Brandi Smith, Brandon; Pearlie Smith, Oak Grove; Kelly Sumrall, Petal; Courtney Thrash, Heidelberg, and Susan Whitcomb, Hattiesburg.
 
In addition to the Red Coat Ceremony, WCU is also recognizing Dyslexia Awareness Month by hosting a dyslexia informational session titled, “Dyslexia Facts and Fiction,” on October 17 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building. This informative session is free and open to the public.

For more information about the dyslexia informational session or the WCU Dyslexia Therapy program, contact Dr. Cena Holifield, coordinator of the dyslexia Therapy at cholifield@wmcarey.edu.

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Pictured are students and professors in William Carey University’s Master of Education in Dyslexia Therapy program following their Red Coat Ceremony on October 5. The students (in random order) are Jennifer Acosta, Bay St. Louis; Morgan Allsup, Petal; Marcia Barksdale, Ocean Springs; Sue Boutwell, Hattiesburg Tracie Craft, Vancleave; Shea Crosby, Hattiesburg; Hollie Davis, Brandon; Holli Hinton, Laurel; Tina Litton, Petal; Heather Maxwell, Summit; April McCrary, Meridian; Donna Meloling, Magee; Jo Ann Mestayer, Waveland; Lynda Miller, Duncan; Regina Mills, Waynesboro; Cindy Peden, Oak Grove; Jessica Powell, Petal; Sara Sensenig, Laurel; Greta Singletary, Picayune; Brandi Smith, Brandon; Pearlie Smith, Oak Grove; Kelly Sumrall, Petal; Courtney Thrash, Heidelberg, and Susan Whitcomb, Hattiesburg. In addition to the ceremony, WCU is also recognizing Dyslexia Awareness Month by hosting a dyslexia informational session titled, “Dyslexia Facts and Fiction” on October 17 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building. This informative session is free and open to the public.