On Thursday, April
26, 2012, S.T.A.R. members,
SOE students, and friends gathered for the much anticipated
Ice Cream Social to celebrate the
year's end. With chocolate and vanilla ice
cream presented alongside a variety of
fun toppings and sweet treats ,
students made creative and delicious ice cream
sundaes . It was a wonderful afternoon in the Sullivan
Hall Cafe as friends reminisced about the school year behind them,
one that seemed to move much too fast. Many School of Education
students were able to reconnect after such a busy year, especially
the student teachers who were largely absent from events during
normal school hours. Displayed on the projector was a slide
show created by S.T.A.R. Coordinator Michael Fallon, which
displayed photographs from each event this academic year.
All agreed that the SOE Barbeque, Halloween Extravaganza, and
Holiday Cards for Troops events seemed to occur such a short time
ago. Remembering all the exciting get togethers that
occurred throughout the year truly put the success of the
S.T.A.R. Program into perspective.
Finally, the Ice
Cream Social served as a means to discuss the year ahead. With
S.T.A.R. becoming an established and popular
program, the coordinators anticipate an even
more successful semester this fall.
Not only will many of the past year's events occur again, but there
are many new exciting social gatherings, service activities, and
professional development opportunities in the works for the
future. S.T.A.R. will undoubtedly continue to grow with each school
year. The coordinators warmly thank all participants who displayed
such enthusiasm and dedication to the program this year. Without
such members, S.T.A.R. would not be where it is today.