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Susan Groenke teaching students

Groenke Receives 2017-2018 Frank W. Harvey Award

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences congratulates Susan Groenke, associate professor of English Education in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education and director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at the University of Tennessee.  Groenke is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Frank W. Harvey Professor Endowment.  The award will support her professional travel and other selected activities and efforts consistent with advancing excellence in secondary education throughout the year.

Frank W. Harvey, formerly of Knoxville, served on the UT Development council under the direction of Joe Johnson.  As a major donor to the University of Tennessee, he established the Frank W. Harvey Professorship in 1998 in our college.

Recognition for this award will occur at the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education’s 4th Annual Recognition Ceremony to be held on Thursday, October 10 at 4 P.M.  Her dedication to the promotion of literature and her dedication to teaching and encouraging reading through outreach is only one example of the work and love in the field of literature that exemplifies why Groenke is deserving of this award.