BHSU special education major recipient of the Amy & Michelle Emmert Scholarship

Author: BHSU Communications/Sunday, September 11, 2011/Categories: 2014

           Angela Rose, a special education major from Rapid City, was awarded the $15,000 Amy &amp Michelle Emmert Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

           Angela Rose, a special education major from Rapid City, was awarded the $15,000 Amy &amp Michelle Emmert Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Arlan and Beverly Emmert, of Spearfish, created the new scholarship to honor their daughters Amy &amp Michelle. Amy was born with cerebral palsy and the Emmerts said that the special education teachers and physical therapists that worked with their daughter made a huge impact on not only Amy&rsquos life but the entire family. The scholarship will continue to be awarded to a BHSU upperclassman who shows a commitment to a career in special education and displayed the compassion for students that need special help.

Vicki Linn, assistant professor of early childhood education, said Rose was a standout.

"Rose is an excellent, committed student," Linn said. "She makes sure her work is completed in a way that directly benefits her as a pre-professional.

"She's overcome a lot of obstacles and that will help her better understand how to work with special education students who have to overcome obstacles as well," she added.

Rose who plans to graduate in May 2015, worked for a behavior care specialist for a number of years. Her work with autistic students encouraged her to further develop her career and become a special education teacher.

Once she earns her degree she plans to work with special needs students in the preschool setting.  

"This scholarship was a lifesaver," Rose said. "I&rsquom a single mom going to school and working part time. This allows me to get back on my feet, continue my education and pursue my passion."
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