Kean University officials honored a scholar student in their education department on Tuesday.
Officials said Kean University congratulates Kelsey Oliveira, 21, of Union Township, for making the Spring 2022 Dean's List.
According to Kean University officials, Oliveira is a senior majoring in Early Childhood Education - P-3 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement and is among more than 2,500 students to achieve this honor.
A 2018 graduate of Newark Arts School, Oliveira spent four years in the Television Broadcasting Department, where she received academic honors throughout her high school stay.
No stranger to the education field, Oliveira spent four years working with students at the Ironbound Boys and Girls Club as a counselor, where she engaged students in the after-school program and several weekend activities.
Speaking on behalf of Kelsey and several honor students, President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. made the following statement:
"These students are extraordinary examples of how Kean Cougars climb higher, and we applaud their tremendous effort leading to this well-deserved distinction,".
Over at Arts High School, Communications Instructor Mr. Richard L. Smith cheered Oliveira’s success.
“I am not surprised by Kelsey’s ability to create volumes of success while continuing to serve the public in the education field. She has always been a star and I send my best regards to a wonderful young lady,” Smith said in a statement.
Selection to the Dean's List is based on successful completion of at least 12 credits with a grade point average of 3.45 or higher.