2012-13 Doris Wright Carroll Multicultural Technology Award and the Lawrence G. Wright Scholarship Awarded

By Patrice Scott

Jasmine Welch, senior in elementary education, Junction City, received a laptop Sept. 11 from Doris Wright Carroll, associate professor in special education, counseling and student affairs.

Welch is the 2012-13 recipient of the Doris Wright Carroll Multicultural Technology Award and the Lawrence G. Wright Scholarship, a fund created in Carroll’s father’s honor to celebrate his contributions to the field of diversity at Santa Fe Railroad.

“Thanks again to Dr. Doris Wright Carroll, Mr. Lawrence G. Wright Sr. and his entire family for their generous contributions,” Welch said. “The laptop will not only be helpful in preparing class projects and assignments, but it will also be a useful tool in preparing for my future career. I will be sure to put the gift to good use. The scholarship award will help me to purchase additional supplies and books that support my educational goals. May God richly bless you.”

The technology award is in line with Carroll’s belief of going above and beyond, both in and out of the classroom, to promote success for multicultural students.

“This scholarship answers a practical need by giving multicultural undergraduate education students a computer to support their teacher education program,” Carroll said. “It is a simple act that propels their learning through technology in immeasurable ways.”

Doris Wright Carroll is also a professor in the Academic Advising Graduate Program.

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