“Susan Yelich Biniecki, assistant professor in educational leadership department, was presented with the Early Career Award from the Commission of Professors of Adult Education of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education in November at its annual conference in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The award honors an individual in the early stage of their academic career who has made significant contributions in scholarship and service to the field of adult education as well as demonstrated excellence in research and publication. Yelich Biniecki’s research focuses on adult learning and knowledge construction in international education contexts.”
On November 19, 2015 Dr. Cheryl Polson joined a select company of leaders and educators as she was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Oklahoma City. This organization, to which you must be nominated and elected, has just over 300 members including many of the giants of adult education.
Previous inductees include fellow K-Staters Dr. Sue Maes, Dr. Frank Spikes and former First Lady Barbara Bush. Other notable inductees include Cyril Houle, Myles Horton, Malcolm Knowles, Carol Kasworm, Edward Lindeman, Paolo Freire, Sharan Merriam, Jack Mezirow, Ronald Cervero, Rosemary Caffarella, & Stephen Brookfield.
Colleagues and friends also gathered to mark this honor at a December 4, 2015 reception at the Command and General Staff College to recognize Dr. Polson and thank her for her years of dedicated service to adult education, Kansas State University, and the Command and General Staff College. A dedicated member of the Ft. Leavenworth community for 20 years, she has represented Kansas State University to generations of Army officers in Bell Hall and the Lewis and Clark Center.
An article in K-State Today further details Dr. Polson’s numerous accomplishments, honors, and academic contributions to the field of adult education. We are proud to be a program that includes her as part of our faculty and leadership. Congratulations Dr. Polson!
Recently several professors from out Adult and Continuing Education program spent several days in Charleston, South Carolina at the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conference. As presenters for the conference they covered issues as diverse as removing barriers for low resource adult learners, the implications of culture on contemporary adult learning, how adult learners construct knowledge in culture and social foundations in formal settings and the impact of combat experience on veteran students in adult learning environments.
Keep watching for updates on individual conference topics!