Gordon is pleased to announce the Margaret C. Wright Memorial Alumni Award. This award is in honor of Gordon alumna Margaret Wright, who graduated in 2017 with a dual licensure in Early Childhood and English as a Second Language. The award honors her legacy as a Christ-follower and passion as a young kindergarten teacher at the Cornerstone Schools of Washington, D.C. Margaret lived out her love for Jesus as she sought to educate all children to reach their potential no matter where she was teaching.
The Wright Alumni Award will recognize the work of a Gordon graduate who strives to live out his/her faith in Jesus while teaching in underserved communities, providing $10,000 to the alum and $10,000 to the school where he or she teaches. As a way to inspire future educators, the award will also sponsor the winner to return to Gordon’s campus to share her/his work with the Gordon community.
Applications are due by March 1 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The award will be distributed annually to the recipient at the Gordon College Homecoming Awards ceremony.
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2020 Margaret C. Wright Memorial Alumni Award was awarded to Jessica Cochran '18.
Gordon College received over 50 applications. The committee was struck by the significant number of well-deserving alumni applicants. The applicants shared stories of grace, challenges, triumphs and resilience. The inaugural recipient of the Margaret C. Wright Memorial Alumni Award is Jessica (Harper) Cochran ′18. Jessica obtained degrees of early childhood education and biology from Gordon College. She currently teaches third grade at the Pittsburgh Urban Christian School. Due to COVID-19 Jessica will be publicly awarded at Gordon College Founder's Day in spring 2021.
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