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Established in 2008, the Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award is awarded to a graduate alum who, through earning an advanced degree, has been able to impact their profession, community or society in a positive and meaningful manner. It isn’t often when someone new to a profession is hailed as outstanding, but that’s exactly what happened to Kelsie Brook Eckert ’13G. Just a few years into her career as a history teacher at Moultonborough Academy, Eckert was nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, which is presented by National History Day and recognizes dedication and excellence in history teaching. That nomination put her in the running for the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year Award—a mere two years after launching her career. It’s an honor that inspires her every day to work hard and to help her students reach new heights.
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“Love should govern education,” says Kelsie Brook, the 2012-13 recipient of the Dennise Maslakowski Graduate Education Scholarship. Brook’s philosophy was shared with her father, a former high school math teacher, who’s passion for education inspired her career path. Brook is pursuing a Master of Education in Heritage Studies and wants to gain state certification to teach social studies. She earned a BA in political science at Principia College. Brook was on the Dean’s List as an undergrad, and was a student government representative and the women’s lacrosse captain. She has maintained a high grade point average in grad school, while coaching lacrosse at PSU and basketball and soccer at Plymouth Regional High School. A PSU professor, who recommended Brook for the scholarship, described her as “insightful, creative, dedicated and professional.” Added her nominator: “She is truly committed to education and to being a transformational leader in education.” Candid in a telephone interview, Brook’s enthusiasm for education reached through the wires. “Teacher’s are inclined to present solutions,” she says. “But I believe that students should be able to solve problems themselves.” Brook is eager to foster that type of environment in the classroom and views her career as an opportunity to inspire students. Her commitment and compassionate approach to education recalls the late Dr. Dennise Maslakowski, the former associate vice president of the College of Graduate Studies, for whom the scholarship Brook received was named. “Kelsie is the kind of energetic and committed individual that Dennise would have appreciated, and that she herself epitomized,” says George Tuthill, interim associate vice president of the PSU College of Graduate Studies.
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