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UT Tyler Education Student Receives 2011 Warren Fellowship

April 28, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler

An education student at The University of Texas at Tyler has been recognized for his outstanding work in the classroom, Dr. Kathryn Morrison, School of Education chair, announced.

Francisco Flores of Mexia has been selected for the 2011 Warren Fellowship for Future Teachers. The fellowship is a week-long program at the Holocaust Museum in Houston that introduces university students to the history and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Flores, completing his student teaching requirements at Hogg Middle School in the Tyler Independent School District, will graduate with his second bachelor’s degree in May.

“The UT Tyler School of Education congratulates Francisco on being selected for this prestigious honor,” Morrison said.

Twenty-five pre-service teacher educators are selected by a faculty and museum panel. Once accepted, participants attend a six-day, all-expense-paid institute designed to immerse them in historical and pedagogical issues related to the Holocaust.

During the week, fellows also have the opportunity to meet and work with Holocaust survivors. Following the program, fellows are invited to participate in numerous educational activities and outreach opportunities, including the possibility of study at Yad Vashem in Israel.

The School of Education is within the UT Tyler College of Education and Psychology. For more information, visit http://www.uttyler.edu/educpsych/.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,400 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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