Col­lege hon­ors pro­fes­sor

The News Herald (Willoughby, OH) - - Front Page - By Tawana Roberts troberts@news-her­ald.com @TawanaRobert­sNH on Twit­ter

Lake Erie Col­lege is pay­ing trib­ute to for­mer pro­fes­sor Carol Ram­say in a big way.

The pri­vate col­lege in Painesville de­signed two planned smart class­rooms in her honor.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease, the class­rooms, which costs about $35,000, will trans­form the ex­pe­ri­ences of both pre-ser­vice teach­ers and in-ser­vice teach­ers tak­ing pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment cour­ses. A plaque bear­ing Ram­say’s name will sym­bol­ize her legacy.

Ram­say joined the Lake Erie Col­lege fac­ulty in 1991. She has held po­si­tions as field di­rec­tor; co­or­di­na­tor for the Na­tional Coun­cil for Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion, Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Coun­cil and Coun­cil for the Ac­cred­i­ta­tion of

Ed­u­ca­tor Prepa­ra­tion; as­so­ciate dean for pro­fes­sional devel­op­ment and as­so­ciate dean for teacher ed­u­ca­tion and Mas­ter of Science in ed­u­ca­tion.

She holds a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in ele­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion from Youngstown State Univer­sity, a mas­ter‘s de­gree in ele­men­tary ad­min­is­tra­tion from West­min­ster Col­lege in Penn­syl­va­nia and a Doc­tor­ate of Ed­u­ca­tion from The Univer­sity of Akron.

“Dr. Ram­say has stood with the School of Ed­u­ca­tion for the past 26 years through many evo­lu­tions with State and Na­tional Ac­cred­i­ta­tion,” said Katharine Delavan, dean of the School of Ed­u­ca­tion and Pro­fes­sional Stud­ies and as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor and co­or­di­na­tor of Early Child­hood Ed­u­ca­tion. “She showed un­wa­ver­ing ded­i­ca­tion to stu­dents and the col­lege.”

Many for­mer stu­dents re­mem­ber Ram­say as be­ing kind­hearted, car­ing, ded­i­cated and in­spir­ing.

“I re­mem­ber the mo­ment I de­cided to re­turn to Lake Erie Col­lege as a post bac­calau­re­ate stu­dent in the ed­u­ca­tion pro­gram,” said Alumni Cara Mia Dun­can. The first per­son I called was Dr. Ram­say. I re­al­ized this was just the start of call­ing on Dr. Ram­say— through­out the pro­gram she was my com­pass. I can­not think of my ca­reer in ed­u­ca­tion with­out the link to Dr. Ram­say.”

Fu­ture stu­dents will also know her im­pact.

To hold pace with mon­u­men­tal leaps in the field, fu­ture LEC stu­dents will col­lab­o­rate in a re­al­is­tic learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment with up-to-date fur­ni­ture and tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing in­ter­ac­tive white­boards and Chrome­books.

Donors’ gifts will pur­chase items for the smart class­rooms in­clud­ing fur­ni­ture and light­ing. All donors may visit with Ram­say and ex­plore the fin­ished class­room at the ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony slated for Jan­uary.

COUR­TESY OF LAKE ERIE COL­LEGE

Lake Erie Col­lege is de­sign­ing two planned smart class­rooms in honor of for­mer pro­fes­sor Carol Ram­say.

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