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MSU Home :: Powell, Mary
began her service to MSU in 1955 when she joined the faculty of University Breckinridge School as a supervising teacher in elementary education. A pioneer in elementary school accreditation resulted in Breck becoming the first elementary school in Kentucky to be accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She was honored by SACS as Kentucky’s recipient of the Distinguished Education Achievement Award. She left to complete a doctoral degree at Peabody College and returned to develop curricula for the certification of elementary and early childhood education teachers. She became the state training officer for Head Start and was promoted to professor of education in 1966. She was granted professor emeritus status when she retired full time in 1982, was recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award in 1967 and University’s Founders Award for University Service in 1992

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