Chapman awarded Dolly Brt Denney Memorial Scholarship

Cassidy Chapman ’19

Cassidy Chapman ’19 has been awarded the Dolly Brt Denney Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

 

Chapman is a dual Elementary and Special Education major from North Bend, Nebraska who is currently student-teaching a 3rd grade class at Wahoo Public. Chapman throws the javelin on Doane’s track and field team, is a member of the Student Education Association, and was instrumental in planning the 2018 Multicultural Fair.

 

The Denney scholarship is awarded by the education faculty to an outstanding senior at Doane University majoring in Elementary Education. The scholarship was established in 2000 by the children of Dolly Brt Denney ’48 and James Denney ’50 in honor of their parents love for Doane.

 

Dolly was an elementary school teacher and had a gift working with children of all ages, but particularly those who found it difficult to make a connection in the traditional classroom setting.

 

“It was a really big honor to receive this scholarship,” Chapman said. “I didn’t expect this at all, it feels good to know that I was nominated for it.”

 

Marilyn Johnson-Farr, Dwight Porter Professor of Education at Doane, nominated Chapman for the scholarship.

 

“Cassidy exhibited all of the skills we look for when nominating a student for this award - skills in fostering relationships, seeing a challenging student as a gift, and loving the process of learning,” Johnson-Farr said. “She is already developing a commanding presence in the classroom.”

 

After graduation, Cassidy has aspirations of teaching special education at a school in Iowa.

 

“This helps me enormously financially,” Chapman said. “Academically, I think it pushes me to become a better educator and help others.”

 

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