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Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman Highlights Ceremony Honoring Teacher Candidates

NKU Mathematics Education and Psychology Center

April 26, 2023 - Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman will be the featured speaker at the NKU Teacher Candidate Recognition Ceremony and inaugural pinning on May 1. Lt. Governor will talk about celebrating teachers, why she loved being a teacher, her favorite teacher and why she feels teachers are important. 

The Teacher Candidate Recognition Ceremony honors the 72 graduating seniors in the College of Education’s Teacher Preparation and Educational Studies department. Artwork from students at White’s Tower Elementary School will also be featured, in honor of KYAEA Art Teacher of the Year Shannon Chrisco, who is also speaking.

  • What: Teacher Candidate Recognition Ceremony featuring Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman
  • When: May 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Where: MEP 200 

Before entering politics, Lt. Governor Coleman served the public as an educator, most recently serving as an assistant principal at Nelson County High School. Lt. Governor Coleman is also a basketball coach, public education advocate and founded the non-profit Lead Kentucky, which prepares and encourages women to step into leadership roles.

NKU is excited to welcome her to campus for this ceremony honoring our future teachers.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit