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June 28, 2012
Contact: K.E. Schwab

SRU’s Christine Walsh receives United Way ‘Red Apple’

Christine Walsh, Slippery Rock University assistant professor of elementary education and early childhood, is among Butler County educators receiving the 2012 Red Apple Awards from the United Way of Butler County – and SRU is $500 richer for it.

The cash award, which is presented to the winner’s school, is given annually to a variety of school and college educators.

Walsh, who joined the SRU College of Education faculty in 2004, was cited for her work on SRU’s research symposium committee and for serving as a copy editor and reviewer for its “Journal of Scholarly Endeavors.” She heads the Pajama Read-a-Rama at the I-CARE House in New Castle and works with the United Way in Mercer County.

Peers, students, parents, administrators and community members nominate candidates for the award. Recipients are evaluated for demonstrating dedication, school involvement, leadership and community service

Diehl Accounting and Financial Services in Butler sponsored Walsh’s award.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.