Published on 11/15/2012 7:00:00 AM
Noreen Garman, a senior research fellow and program coordinator in the School of Education Administrative and Policy Studies Department, will receive the Beckman Award
on November 10, 2012, given to teachers who have inspired their former students to make a difference in their communities.
Garman inspired Kakenya Ntaiya to attend the University of Pittsburgh School of Education for her doctorate, and then encouraged her while she raised funds for a girls' school in a part of Kenya where they previously weren't allowed to receive schooling
. Ntaiya has received quite a bit of recognition for her work over the past few years, including a documentary filmed by the BBC.
When the opportunity arose, Ntaiya was eager to nominate Garman for the award, an individual who helped Ntaiya reach her goals. The nomination was successful, and Garman will receive her award, which includes a check for $25,000, in November at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
Garman pledged to donate part of her $25,000 award to Ntaiya's school. More details are available via the University of Pittsburgh News