Communications Media and Instructional Technology doctoral student Erik Kormos has received the 2013 Julius Filcik Doctoral Fellowship.
Erik was nominated for this award by the doctoral faculty in the Department of Communications Media based on his outstanding academic record as an undergraduate and master’s degree student and his potential as a future communications researcher and scholar.
Prior to the start of the Fall 2013 semester, Erik will complete an international a teaching experience at Karl C. Parrish School in Barranquilla, Columbia, where he teaches seventh grade World History and eighth grade U.S. History. As part of his work in Columbia, Erik designed and implemented a Middle School Social Studies curriculum to align with Pennsylvania State Standards.
The 2013 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.