Copeland and Cullen Honored With Team Awards
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The Technology Association of Maryland (TEAM) has honored a faculty member and a student from UMES at its annual banquet.
Department of Technology Chairman Dr. Leon Copeland received the TEAM Lifetime Achievement Award. Senior Gregory Ross Cullen was presented with the 2006 Donald Maley Scholarship.
Copeland was honored for a lifetime of leadership and dedication to the field of technology education. He has chaired the department of technology at the University since 1983. For more than 25 years, he has coordinated the department’s annual Tech Expo and its Distinguished Lecturer Program. In addition to teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in his 30 years at UMES, Copeland has made contributions to curriculum design and educational research.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most recent of several honors TEAM has bestowed on Copeland. He has also been recognized by the International Technology Education Association, the Association of Career and Technical Education and various organizations in construction management.
From his own point of view, Copeland considers his involvement and co-directorship of a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for the Technology Leadership Project a highlight of his career. The three-year project involved more than 200 technology educators and administrators in developing leadership, professional development and curriculum development skills.
Cullen, who is due to graduate in May, is described by UMES faculty as a conscientious student who has been active in campus programs. In presenting Cullen with the 2006 Donald Maley Scholarship, a $500 prize, the organization described him as task-oriented, enthusiastic and motivated, expressing high hopes for his success as a technology educator in Maryland. His acceptance speech was followed by a standing ovation.
TEAM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of technology education. The UMES Department of Technology offers three unique professional academic programs leading to the Bachelor of Science Degree. The Programs are Construction Management Technology, Engineering Technology and Technology Education.
LtoR : William Johnson, president, TEAM; Dr. Leon Copeland, chair, UMES Dept of
Technology; Michael Weglein, president-elect, TEAM; Dr. Ayodele Alade, chair,
UMES Dept of Business, Management & Accounting.
Maureen McNeill, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-651-7580, firstname.lastname@example.org.