Beth Gelfand Named Spring 2007 Penn State College of Education Student Marshal
By Katlyn McGraw (April 2007)
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State College of Education is proud to announce its spring 2007 Student Marshal, Beth Gelfand. Gelfand will be recognized at the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park campus.
Gelfand, born in Edison, N.J. and raised in East Brunswick, N.J., is majoring in special education. She is completing her student teaching practicum in a learning support classroom at Houserville Elementary School in State College, Pa. with the assistance of her student teaching supervisor Dr. Elizabeth Llewellyn.
"My time at Penn State has been amazing, both in the classroom and out of it,” said Gelfand. “I was so grateful to have the opportunity to do my student teaching alongside an amazing teacher who practices all of the positive teaching techniques that I have been learning about. "
In addition to her 4.0 grade point average, Gelfand boasts several honors and awards including: Dean’s List Honors, Evan Pugh Scholar, Golden Key International Honor Society, Jeanne Leonhard Scholars in Education Award Recipient, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Pi Lambda Theta, President’s Freshman Award, and President Sparks Award.
Gelfand is also active in her community, participating in several activities, including but not limited to: Best Buddies, Membership Coordinator; Bowne-Munro Elementary School, tutor; East Brunswick Department of Recreation Day Camp, counselor; Rock-Brook School, volunteer teaching assistant; Sign Language Organization, secretary; Lifelink PSU, volunteer; Easter Seals, volunteer; and the Blue and White Society.
Gelfand has selected Dr. Paul Morgan, assistant professor of education, to escort her at commencement as the College’s faculty marshal.
Gelfand graduated from East Brunswick High School in East Brunswick, N.J. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school and major in school psychology.