Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Jennifer Helman has received the Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship. Jennifer was nominated for this award by the doctoral faculty in the Department of Communications Media based on her outstanding academic record as an undergraduate and master’s degree student.
The faculty also recognized Jennifer’s commitment to assisting adult learners through her volunteer work at the Indiana County Jail, teaching job-related skills to female inmates. She developed a curriculum for this program and teaches a 10 week-course designed to help these women prepare for the GED with math, reading, and essay writing skills.
Jennifer is an incoming student in the Communications Media and Instructional Technology Ph.D. program and is a full-time graduate assistant in the department.
The 2012 Filcik Fellowship is awarded competitively to only two students enrolled in doctoral programs at IUP and is made possible by an endowment established by Shirley U. Filcik and her family in memory of her husband, Julius Filcik, IUP class of 1953.