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Fischler Student Named Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Scholar of the Year

Twenty-four students from NSU’s Fischler School of Education and Human Services recently attended the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers’ (FFMT) 14th Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference in Orlando.

During the Mar. 5-7 conference, these students from NSU’s Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP) joined more than 850 attendees from across the state. All of the participating NSU students are a part of the FFMT program, which was created by the Florida legislature in 1996, and is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native American Indian students.

The primary purpose of the FFMT is to attract capable community college graduates and beginning education majors who are interested in pursuing full-time teaching careers in Florida’s public schools. The scholarships are offered to Florida residents who are newly enrolled as upper division undergraduates in state approved teacher preparation programs that FFMT operates as a consortium of 35 public and private colleges and universities in partnership with Florida’s 28 community colleges.

During the conference’s Mar. 6 award ceremony, NSU student Russell Roache was named the FFMT Scholar of the Year. Roache serves as the president of NSU’s education honor society, Kappa Delta Pi – Omega Theta. He has coordinated several community outreach programs and is currently leading the society’s largest outreach initiative ever, ‘Bags of Love’. This initiative will distribute more than 100 backpacks to orphaned Haitian children.

Roache is enrolled in NSU’s Fischler School’s secondary math program, and will be graduating in May 2010.

For more information on NSU’s FFMT scholarship offerings, or NSU’s teacher preparation programs, contact Maxine Mason at 954-262-7900 or smallm@nova.edu.

For more information about the FFMT, please visit www.ffmt.org.