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The parents of a late Notre Dame College professional education faculty member who worked for 30 years as a kindergarten teacher before earning her doctorate and joining the College have endowed a scholarship for education majors at Notre Dame.

The Trisha Kay Schock Memorial Scholarship Fund will provide financial support for students studying for a degree in professional education at the College who exhibit academic acumen, with a 2.75 or higher GPA, and financial need. Delmas and Sandra Schock endowed the scholarship with a gift of $50,000 in memory of their daughter. Trisha Schock followed in the footsteps of her mother, who also worked as a kindergarten teacher for nearly 50 years.

Schock, Ph.D., an assistant professor of education and coordinator of early childhood education at Notre Dame, died in 2018. She was active in the Faculty Affairs Development Committee at the College and served as a faculty representative on the Notre Dame Alumni Association Board.

In addition to leading courses like ED355: Assessing and Correcting Reading Disabilities and ED380: Reading Field Experience, Schock was known for modeling kindergarten education for her students first hand by teaching in diverse, lower socioeconomic elementary schools in the Cleveland area. Schock also mentored new elementary education teachers in these schools.

Schock, who joined Notre Dame in fall 2016, earned a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College, master’s degree from Ashland University and doctorate from Walden University.

Notre Dame’s campus Maker Space for professional education majors was created in 2019 in partial memory of Schock. The resource room in Regina Hall provides students, especially those in early childhood education and mild moderate intervention programs, with hands-on materials to prepare to teach active lessons for multiple age groups.

Contributions may be designated for the Maker Space and are still being accepted for the Trisha Schock Memorial Fund. Donate online, by phone, or by mail.

March 2021

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