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Educators Celebrated at 1818 Event


The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program celebrated the end of the school year with a ceremony at the end of April. At the event, educators were honored for their contributions to the Program. 

The 1818 Advanced College Credit Program is similar to a traditional college course. Students are taught by credentialed instructors and receive SLU college credit. This credit can be transferred to hundreds of universities nationwide before the student even steps foot on campus. Unlike traditional college courses, 1818 credit is offered at a fraction of the price and is taught at the student's high school. 

The 1818 Program event celebrated the 64th year of the program. This year 6,000 students were enrolled in the program. The 1818 Program Advanced College Credit Program partners with 84 high schools across 7 different states. 

Nearly 150 high school teachers, administrators and support staff attended the event from schools in the St. Louis region and beyond. 

Caitlin Morrell, from Mascoutah High School, accepts the Coordinator Leadership Award from 1818 Director, Beth Collier.

Caitlin Morrell, from Mascoutah High School, accepts the Coordinator Leadership Award from 1818 Director, Beth Collier. Photo submitted.


At the celebration, educators were recognized with awards. 

Faculty Liaison of the Year Award

The Faculty Liaison of the Year Award  went to Janet Kuebli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychology.

Coordinator Leadership Award

The Coordinator Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond to ensure not only the success and implementation of the 1818 Program, but also the success of 1818 students. This individual is someone that students and families can rely on consistently for academic support and whose commitment to higher education is overwhelmingly evident.

The winner was Caitlin Morrell, Mascoutah High School.

M. Cathlin Casey Award in Teaching Excellence

Sr. M. Cathlin Casey, BVM, the namesake of this award, epitomized the philosophy of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program. Sr. Casey taught English at the two 1818 ACC Program charter high schools, Xavier High School and St. Louis University High School. Sr. Casey is remembered fondly for her commitment to academic excellence, rigorous expectations of her students, and contagious sense of joy.

Teaching Excellence awards were given to Corie Bednar, Fort Zumwalt East High School, and Gary Ryan, Christian Brothers College High School.