Join a Departmental Club

Washburn Next Generation Educators (WNGE)

Mission: Washburn Next Generation Educators mission is to create a community of future educators who engage in collaboration, volunteer opportunities, and learning from one another. Promoting the importance of education is key, as well as providing service to others with a compassionate and giving spirit.

Students interested in joining WNGE should contact tracie.lutz@washburn.edu.

OMEP: World Organization of Early Childhood

Mission: The OMEP is L'Organisation mondiale pour l'éducation préscolaire, or the World Organization of Early Childood. OMEP's mission is to volunteer in high need schools and community entities in order to promote the importance of education, compassion, and service to others.  Members dedicate time and service, as well as participate in fundraising efforts, in order for chosen projects to be meaningful and successful.

Students interested in joining OMEP should contact judy.mcconnell-farmer@washburn.edu.

Benefits of joining a departmental student organization

  • Meeting and networking with other students who are pursuing education as a career.
  • Learning more about education as a profession.
  • Serving others in the local community.
  • Attending meetings in a relaxed, positive, and engaging atmosphere.
  • Having the opportunity to serve as an officer.
  • Being a part of an organization that takes only a small amount of time monthly.
  • Adding to your professional resume.

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