Parrish, Vaughn receive Delta Kappa Gamma accolade

Published 3:23 pm Monday, May 15, 2017

It was a special way to kick off the Mothers Day weekend for the Parrish and Vaughn families.
Kristin Parrish of Milligan College and Natalie Sorah Vaughn of East Tennessee State University recently received Delta Kappa Gamma Outstanding Student Awards from their respective postsecondary institutions.
Billye Joyce Fine, Ed.D, with Milligan College and member of the DKG since 1972, commended the efforts of both instructors.
According to information provided by Fine, a luncheon was given in honor of both teachers by the Delta Kappa Gamma’s Johnson City Chapter. Along with the duo receiving the awards, Fine said that numerous Carter County and Elizabethton City School System teachers had been honored with the achievement in recent years.
“DKG strives for excellence in education and dedicates itself to making a difference in students’ lives, in communities like Carter County/Elizabethton, and in the world,” Fine said.
Kristin is the daughter of Dwight and Lisa Parrish of Watauga. Parrish completed her student teaching at East Side Elementary and Fairmont Elementary in the Johnson City. Parrish was also involved with North Side Elementary, T.A. Dugger Junior High, Mountain View Elementary and Towne Acres Elementary.
Natalie in the daughter of Joe and Teresa Vaughn. Vaughn completed her student teaching and West Side Elementary. Vaughn was also associated with Fairmont Elementary, Hampton Elementary, University School and the Elizabethton Early Learning Center.
The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a professional honor society for key women, educators, which began in 1929. With approximately 82,000 members in 17 countries, DKG offers members many opportunities such as leadership training, scholarships, and grants, networking with educators around the world, forums of presenting and publishing and professional conferences and conventions.

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