Innovation in Teacher Education Award

In 2001, The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning was presented the Innovation in Teacher Education Award by the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators. The award was given at the association’s annual conference in Corpus Christi, Tex.

Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award

The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Contribution to Education Award recognizes outstanding commitment and work in the field of education. The recipient is selected bi-annually by the MSCI steering committee through a process that seeks to identify a person whose life echoes Margaret Sue’s passion for teaching and learning.

Helen C. Hanes Friend of Education Award 

The Helen C. Hanes Friend of Education Award is awarded bi-annually to an individual who models ideals drawn from the Marion Creed, "To care for what is, rather than for what seems; to be loyal to what is best in the traditions of the past and yet open to the discoveries of the present and the hopes of the future; to find strength in constructive service." Mrs. Hanes, a graduate of Marion College, embraced these ideals throughout her lifetime. 

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Comments from Participants

"After 30 years of conferences, conventions, workshops and post-graduate studies, I finally found a 3-day that met my need, kept me focused and wanting to attend again."

"Highly trained, motivated, impassioned keynote speakers/educators that "shepherd" others through the ongoing growth process of becoming exceptional educators with each child's success in mind."

"Where else could we be treated so well but at Roanoke?!"

"I had a wonderful time meeting and interacting with teachers from all over the state. It gave me the opportunity to network and share joys/concerns with my fellow teachers."

"It's a wonderful professional development opportunity that provides restoration, revitalization and renewal. Thank you!"

"This Institute celebrates teachers. The attitude is very positive, It is evident the teachers at this Institute want to be lifelong learners!"

"Roanoke College is a hidden gem that needs to capitalize on its position as a leader in education and in teaching/learning."

"The way I am "honored" makes me remember that I am a professional; I am valued."