Loyola graduate student receives Maryland State Education Association’s Minority Recognition Award – Newsroom – Loyola News

| By Kate McLane

Eric Hines, M.Ed.’22

The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) honored Eric Hines, M.Ed.’22, with the Minority Recognition Award in the public education category. The award, which was given at the MSEA’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration, recognizes an individual who demonstrates evidence of the improvement of education in the State of Maryland. 

“The faculty at Loyola University Maryland are proud that one of our current master’s students, Eric Hines, has received the Maryland State Education Association Minority Recognition Award, an award that aligns with the School of Education’s vision for inclusive education and social justice,” said Joshua S. Smith, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education. “Eric joins a prestigious list of awardees across the state. He has been recognized by his faculty members as an outstanding student, and we look forward to seeing how he positively impacts education in Maryland for students and community as a whole.”

Hines, who is currently receiving his master’s degree in Educational Technology at Loyola, says his main goal is to build technology that will continue to bring students closer to connecting their interests with education. 

“This award is a humble reassurance that I am where God wants me to be,” said Hines, a resident of Bowie, Md. “I have been fortunate enough to have my fellow Maryland educators and educational staff recognize my efforts to strive for the very best in