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Vince Roig and Paul J. Luna Honored with University of South Florida President's Fellow Medallion Award

Posted on: December 15, 2014

Helios Education Foundation Founding Chairman, Mr. Vince Roig and Foundation President and CEO, Mr. Paul J. Luna, will each be honored December 13, 2014 by Dr. Judy Genshaft with the University of South Florida President’s Fellow Medallion Award.

The President’s Fellow Medallion award, established in 1988 and conferred at the discretion of Dr. Judy Genshaft, is the university’s highest award for distinguished public service.

The award recognizes Helios Education Foundation’s innovative STEM Middle School Residency program which addresses the call to prepare effective teachers for the 21st century classroom by engaging them in extensive clinical experience supported by skilled practitioners. The program aims to produce, support and enhance the retention of mathematics and science teachers who enter the field ready to teach the rigorous content standards, understand the unique needs of adolescent learners and are prepared to teach diverse student populations, including those in high-need environments.

“Under your leadership, Helios [Education] Foundation and USF have built a rich history of collaboration that has benefited many in our community, region and state,” wrote Dr. Genshaft in a letter to Mr. Paul J. Luna.

“We are honored to be recognized by the University of South Florida with this award. One of the fundamental beliefs of Helios Education Foundation is that we cannot do this work alone. It takes valuable partners, like the University of South Florida, who are as committed to student success as we are, to ensure our students are globally competitive and prepared for the 21st century workforce, “said Mr. Vince Roig, Founding Chairman of Helios Education Foundation.

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