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Immaculata University’s Sister Kathleen Doutt, IHM, Receives PA Music Educators Association Award

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) has presented a District XII Citation of Excellence Award to Sister Kathleen Doutt, IHM, Professor of Music at Immaculata University. The award recognizes recipients for providing high-quality, exemplary music education. Once every four years, each of the 12 Pennsylvania district presidents, together with the district curriculum/instruction chairs, selects one PMEA member from each district to receive the award.

The purpose of the award is to bring special recognition to music educators who are members of PMEA and to highlight excellent music curricula and programs as an example for other teachers. Sister Kathleen received the award on April 15, 2011, in conjunction with the PMEA annual Inservice Conference, a three-day event featuring presentations, research, exhibits, and performances related to music education. Sister Kathleen will give two of the presentations at the Inservice Conference, and Immaculata University will have a booth in the exhibit hall.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected, especially since I know so many excellent persons teaching at the university level in our district,” says Sister Kathleen. “I am very grateful to former Immaculata students and music education adjuncts who wrote letters of support. I am particularly appreciative of the efforts of my friend and a former PMEA president, Mrs. Carmen Culp, of Malvern, who initiated the award.”

Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.