Alice Codner, a student in the Faculty of Education, has been recognized with the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language Award.
Ms. Codner is currently completing the first year of her Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) with the French Immersion option.
One student nomination is allowed per member institution of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and only three awards are presented at the bachelor degree level across Canada. Ms. Codner was nominated by Dr. Kirk Anderson, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and endorsed by the Scholarship and Awards Office for her strong performance in the French program. She is passionate about the French language and was enrolled in French Immersion from kindergarten to grade 12.
“I took a few French courses when I started at MUN and then decided to enrol in the education program to make use of my French skills,” said Ms. Codner. “When I become a French teacher, my French education will have come full circle.”
Ms. Codner was awarded $7,000 and transportation for one round trip to the Université Sainte-Anne in Nova Scotia, where she will spend the fall 2014 and winter 2015 semesters studying in a French milieu as part of her program.