The student organization Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) received a grant to help pay for 16 students to attend the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) 46thAnnual Conference in Nashville this November.
Juniors Madison England, Morgan Harris, and Emily Nicoletti applied for the grant and will present at the conference. Other students have also applied to present.
“The $2,500 grant that we received will go straight towards our travels to Nashville,” said England. “It took our individual costs from $495 to $138 each, which makes it a lot easier for all of us to get there.”
This marks the third time the organization has received this grant. Students will also receive recognition at the AMLE conference in the fall.
“We are extremely eager to share the knowledge that we have gained here at Georgia College and cannot wait to represent our school proudly in Nashville,” said England.
The AMLE conference brings thousands of middle grades educators together each year for professional development and networking.
“As a cohort, these 16 middle grades teacher candidates established a goal to attend the national conference and have sought and are seeking ways to fund their travel,” said Dr. Joanne Previts, chapter advisor and professor. “Madi has taken the responsibility to serve as the chairwoman of this committee. She is overseeing the budget, working with colleagues who are pursuing other funding options and overseeing several other details in order to support the efforts of the cohort.”