Crichton and Owen Receive President’s Awards

Elyse Crichton ’12, MBA’14 , Instructional Technology Specialist, and Kathy Ditommaso Owen, M.S., Assistant Dean of Teacher Education and Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, received the President’s Award for Excellence and Campus Leadership during Northwest Christian University’s 119th Commencement on Sat., May 11, 2018, in the Morse Event Center on campus.

Elyse Crichton

“Elyse distinguished herself as a leader from the moment she arrived on campus as a student several years ago, and then grew professionally and spiritually, first as a Resident Director and Coordinator of Student Programs, and now as a campus Instructional Technology Specialist,” said Joseph D. Womack, Ed.D., NCU’s President. “Elyse’s professional and kind approach provides faculty with a more complete understanding of the capabilities of Beacon Learning while her analytical abilities guides the University to utilize best practices for technology use on campus.”

Crichton is an alumna of Northwest Christian University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2012, an MBA in 2014, and a TESOL Certificate from the University.

Kathy Ditommaso Owen“Kathy is an excellent educator and an outstanding leader of the University’s Teacher Education program,” Womack said. “She distinguishes herself by focusing with the faculty on what is best for the NCU teacher education students and the students they will be teaching during practicum, student-teaching, and then as educators.”

Ditommaso Owen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Oregon University.

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