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Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion

Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion

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The College of Education and Alumni Engagement Office will be hosting a Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion in the summer of 2021!

Join us Saturday, June 5, 2021 (RESCHEDULED from Summer 2020) for a full day of educational sessions hosted by you, our education alumni. 

This rare, special event is the perfect chance for you to network with those that have experienced Nebraska's greatest College of Education for educators, administrators and counselors! There's no better opportunity to share what's going on in YOUR classroom or school while also learning from your Doane peers. 

For only $35 (or $25 without sessions), attendees will have access to multiple learning sessions, as well as lunch, social hour, Doane swag, and more!


Event Schedule 

Schedule is subject to change.

8 - 9 a.m.  — Check-in, General Welcome, Snacks & Conversation

9 - 10 a.m. — First Sharing Sessions

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. — Second Sharing Sessions
Optional Campus Tour available.

Noon — Lunch
"Those Who Laugh, Last." presented by Guest Speaker Juli Burney, Motivational Humorist
Special Announcement

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. — Third Sharing Sessions

3 - 4 p.m. — Fourth Sharing Sessions
Optional Campus Tour available.

4 - 6 p.m. — Networking Reception
Networking with Hors d'oeuvres, Drinks, etc.  
Guest Speaker: Sydney Jensen, Educator and Current Master's of Education (Educational Leadership) Student
Special Announcement


Sessions Available (Subject to change by Summer 2021)

  • Vocabulary Instruction in the Elementary Classroom — presented by Kati Backer Robinson '14, '17E

  • Disability Mindfulness — presented by Amanda Wilhem Siemers '01

  • Science Journal: A Tricorder for our Time! — presented by Shannon Binkley '16E

  • Pulling Rank - The Movement Away from High School Class Rank — presented by John Schwartz '02, '05E, '08E, '14E, '18DE

  • The Universality of Education: Uganda, My Five Years and Your Students — presented by Lindsey Mueller Cotner '08, '10E

  • Both Sides of the Table: A Parent-Educator Perspective of Working with Children & Families from Trauma — presented by Kristin Hasenkamp Ageton '07, '10E & Jim Ageton '07

  • Get The Word Out: Alternative Education through Service-Learning — presented by Hilary Foster George '07, '09E

  • Project Management Classroom Initiative — presented by Matt Burg '98, '07E

  • Thinking about being a Cooperating Teacher? Learn about the Doane requirements and what student teachers expect as well — presented by Education faculty members

  • What’s Happening in the Doane Undergraduate Program? Changes and New Directionspresented by Education faculty members

  • You Too Can Get an ED.D. from Doane: What are the Requirements for the Program?presented by Education faculty members

  • The Educational Leadership Program at Doanepresented by Education faculty members

  • More Class Interaction with Impro presented by Juli Burney

  • Preventing Burnout: Stories, Solutions, & Resourcespresented by Sydney Jensen

  • Working in Harmony: How School Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers Can Work Together — presented by Jake Willems '09, '14E, '17E


Register Here!

Registration for this event will be open in late-winter or early-spring of 2021. 


Share Your Favorite Education Story!

We're sure you have countless stories from your days as an education student at Doane, and we'd love to hear a few of your favorites! Submit your story (or stories) here!


VIP Guests!

All of our guests are VIP, to be honest. But you can especially look forward to seeing these current and former faculty members (more to come):

  • Dr. Julie Kozisek '76
  • Dr. Dick Dudley '56
  • Dr. Tim Frey '97, '00E
  • Dr. Lyn Forester 
  • Dr. Frank Daniels


Share This Event With Your Friends! 

The best part of our reunion is that you can plan in advance with your education friends/colleagues to attend together! Let them know by text, email, or Facebook (an event is set up on the Doane University Alumni page, which you should follow!) that you're attending. 

Volunteer to contact other alumni within your era by emailing



We regret to inform you that this summer's planned Celebration of Learning: Education Reunion has been POSTPONED until June 5, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainties that it presents, the Alumni Office and College of Education have made the difficult (but necessary) decision to postpone our previously scheduled Education Reunion until next summer.

We have been in contact with the scheduled session presenters and special guests, and most have agreed to speak with our alumni guests next summer instead. We thank them for their willingness to participate, understanding, and flexibility.

Anyone who has previously registered for the event originally scheduled for this summer on June 6th will be reimbursed in full.

We will send out new notices, scheduling, and information in the late-winter or early spring of next year.

In the meantime, be sure to follow Doane Alumni on Facebook, where we'll be posting information about several upcoming Education Reunion Virtual Happy Hour events in the near future. We'd love to have you join us!

Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to reuniting with so many of you online soon and in-person next summer. We hope you're staying healthy and safe.

-The Doane Alumni Office and College of Education