Joyce A. Summers Award
Awarded to a senior sociology major who intends to teach in elementary school and/or work on behalf of young people facing cultural, economic, and academic challenges. The award was established in 2008 by Donald Summers in memory of his wife, Joyce A. Summers, who taught elementary students with cultural, economic, and academic challenges for 20 years at Hackett School in Beloit. A master teacher, Joyce was loved by her students and admired as a role model by her teaching colleagues.
Recipients: Shavaise Thomas