Ashland University Chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association Awarded Chapter Grant

Ashland University Chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association Awarded Chapter Grant
The three Ashland University students who are members of the Collegiate Middle Level Association (CLMA) and worked on the chapter grant with faculty advisor Dr. Jason Brent Ellis (at right) are (l-r) Ashleigh Persinger, Morgan Wiles and Kali Bolen.

9/2/15 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association has been awarded a chapter grant, which means its students will have the opportunity to present at the Association of Middle Level Educators (AMLE) National Conference in October.

During the spring of 2015, three AU students who are members of the Collegiate Middle Level Association (CLMA) -- Morgan Wiles, Kali Bolen and Ashleigh Persinger – and faculty advisor Dr. Jason Brent Ellis applied for the Collegiate Middle Level Association Chapter Grant through the Association of Middle Level Educators.

The grant is awarded to a CMLA chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

The grant proposal was based on Ashland University CMLA’s partnership with the Ashland County Juvenile Detention Center to help students who are academically at risk. This AU student organization has partnered with the Ashland County Juvenile Court Community Service and Probation Department since 2013 to provide a structured tutoring program.

The college chapter that is awarded the grant is given the opportunity to make a presentation on the chapter’s program at the AMLE national conference. Ashland University’s CMLA is using the $2,000 Chapter Grant to offset the costs for Ashland University CMLA members attending the 2015 AMLE National Conference on Oct. 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###