Applause follows Mac Bledsoe after he accepts the Advocate for Education Award

Alas, the EduCoug’s fashion reporter was so busy bundling up in designer stadium wear that she couldn’t attend the College of Education’s 2009 Scholarship and Excellence celebration, that grand Homecoming weekend soiree that doubles as a recognition of remarkable faculty, students and friends.  If she had made it, she would have spotted some celebrities — football great Drew Bledsoe! world famous mascot Butch T. Cougar! — and reported that bright smiles and crimson were de rigueur at WSU’s Palouse Ridge Golf Club.

If you missed the Oct. 10 party, or want a second look at the celebs, view the Homecoming album on the College of Education’s Shutterfly site. Read about the extraordinary teachers who were honored, Dee Baumgartner and Rena Mincks, on the alumni news page.

If you missed the seminars presented Friday by Advocate for Education Award winners Mac Bledsoe and Bob Craves, read the report on their presentations.  You’ll want to share Mac’s five top parenting tips with everyone who has kids. And you’ll be inspired by Bob’s decision to switch career gears in order to give more students a shot at college (and lifetime) success.