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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

School of Teacher Education

Special Education


Silver Cup Award

The Silver Cup Award is given by SPED Faculty nomination and consensus  to a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in:

  • Leadership,
  • Contribution to the profession
  • Scholarship, and
  • Community service

Previous Recipients

Previous recipients of the Silver Cup Award are:

  • Miranda Munke and Maika O'Brien, 2011
  • Danon Camic, 2010
  • Erin Engler, 2008
  • Krystal Martin, 2007
  • Amanda Jochim, 2007
  • Sarah E. McMaine, 2006
  • Jill Duncan, 2005
  • Lauren Hoard, 2004
  • Amanda Hetzel, 2003
  • Anna K. Nelson, 2002
  • Charles E. Clayton, 2001
  • David B. Melear, 2000
  • Kelly S. Johnson, 2000
  • Benjamin M. Bryan, 1999
  • Lane Tyler Morris, 1998
  • Mary Anne Mathews, 1997
  • Deena Sholar, 1995
  • Paula Huelsman, 1994
  • Karen Carter Swiney, 1993
  • Maria Vaughn Weston, 1984
  • Wanda Ann Bullock, 1984
  • Charlotte Keene Gregory, 1983
  • Pamela Suzanne Bandy, 1983
  • Deborah Graham, 1982
  • Mary Jane Burns, 1982
  • Leesa Kay Krampe, 1981
  • Jeffrey Dale McConnell, 1980
  • Cathy Elaine Bonneville, 1979
  • Janice Sims Lange, 1979
  • Pamela Gay Manzey, 1978
  • Joseph R. Tinius, 1977
  • Sarah Hulse, 1976

In 2010, this award was renamed the Dr. Janice Ferguson Silver Cup award in honor of our retiring faculty member who began WKU's SCEC program.

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