Graduate education program receives $18,000 grant

WILMORE, KY—The Asbury College Graduate Education program received an $18,000 grant from the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Representatives from WHAS-TV were on campus on Aug. 31 to award the check. A 15-second commercial will air on the Louisville station in the coming weeks.

WHAS_reception1.jpgWHAS Crusade for Children provides funding each year to agencies in Kentucky and Indiana serving children with special needs.

“We are deeply indebted to all those who raise funds for the education of special needs children,” said Bonnie Banker, professor of education. “We are so grateful to WHAS Crusade for Children.”

Since 2001, Asbury College has received $78,000 in grant funding from WHAS Crusade for Children. The funding is used for tuition scholarships for Asbury College students training to be special education teachers and for an assessment clinic on campus, which provides an opportunity for teachers in training to work with special needs students for assessment and remediation. This year $8,000 will go for scholarship aid and $10,000 will fund the assessment program.

“The ultimate goal is to help P-12 special needs students in Kentucky,” Banker said. “Last year we had a total of 95 students at some point in the assessment program. I continue to be excited about the potential this holds for Asbury College.”

The WHAS Crusade for Children, established by WHAS-TV in 1954, raises money for schools, agencies and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children. In the past 53 years, the Crusade has raised more than $118 million. The Crusade returns 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties.

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