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ACE Names Beatty Adult Learner of the Year

March 13, 2012

Adult Learner

 

Eileen Beatty, a National Merit Teacher and mother of four, today was named ACE'S 2011 Adult Learner of the Year.

The Adult Learner of the Year Award is presented annually by ACE's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) to an adult learner who has benefitted from the use of ACE credit recommendations to earn a college degree or advance a career. Recipients must demonstrate outstanding achievements in their community or workplace while successfully balancing the demands of family, career and education. ACE's CREDIT program evaluates employers' formal learning and recommends college credit when that learning is college-level and appropriate to the student's field of study.

"Adult learners face a myriad of challenges in balancing work, family and classroom obligations. However, these challenges did not deter Eileen from passing along her love of learning to both her children and her students," said Gretchen M. Bataille, ACE senior vice president for Leadership and Lifelong Learning. "This makes it especially gratifying to know that ACE credit recommendations helped Eileen earn her undergraduate degree and achieve her dream of becoming a teacher."

Beatty, a teacher at North Star Charter School in Eagle, ID, received her bachelor's degree from Boise State University (ID). She is currently pursuing her master's degree in teaching and learning at Northwest Nazarene University (ID) while teaching full-time.

"ACE CREDIT allowed me to complete a valuable degree that has served my family and the community well," said Beatty. "Every year, I tell my students that in order to be successful, they need to be tenacious—I have the opportunity to encourage 34 learners to keep striving toward their goals."

MEDIA CONTACT: Erin Hennessy ▪ 202-939-9367 (office) ▪ 202-664-4205 (cell) ▪ ehennessy@acenet.edu

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