Two Cedarville Faculty Members Receive Certification

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio- Cedarville University is pleased to announce that faculty members Barbara Jenista and Rebecca Kuhn have received certification as "Developmental Education Specialists" from the Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators. Jenista and Kuhn were two of 45 educators selected from across the United States to participate in the Kellogg Institute and its certification process during the 2004-2005 academic year. The Kellogg Institute, now in its 27th year, offers an intensive month-long living/learning experience for the training and certification of educational professionals who work with academically underprepared students on college campuses. Each year 45 individuals are selected to participate in a summer training program, followed by a two- semester practicum in which participants implement new techniques on their home campuses. The certification is awarded in conjunction with Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Kuhn said, "The experience as a whole was very affirming to me personally, as it made me realize that I bring some significant skills and ideas to the field of developmental education." She continued, "Meeting other developmental educators and sitting under the instruction of some of the best in the field helped me to see the broad picture of developmental education and helped me to realize where I fit into the picture." Jenista added, "[The experience] gave me the opportunity to re-experience university life, making me more empathetic to our students as they deal with the work load, homesickness, and finding their way in a new environment." Kuhn resides in Springfield and Jenista resides in Cedarville.