MBNA America Bank, N.A. congratulated the 1998 NFL Teacher of the Year, Michele Eggleton, a computer teacher at St. Augustine High School in San Diego, California, this past weekend’s AFC-NFC Pro Bowl in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The award, presented by MBNA, will be presented during a Sunday pregame ceremony to Ms. Eggleton, who was nominated by her former student, defensive tackle Darrell Russell of the Oakland Raiders, will receive a $5,000 grant from the NFL. A $10,000 NFL award will be presented to St. Augustine High School, where Ms. Eggleton is the head of the Computer Department and helped design the school’s computer laboratory. She had taught mathematics for 10 years at the high school. Eggleton also was selected as the “Distinguished Teacher of Mathematics” in San Diego last year. Prior to the position at St. Augustine, Ms. Eggleton taught in junior high school and developed an algebra program for several schools.
The NFL Teacher of the Year program, sponsored by MBNA, was created in 1990 by NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue and the NFL clubs to honor school teachers who had positive influence on NFL players. MBNA is pleased to sponsor this annual award as part of the company’s longstanding commitment to support education initiatives through scholarships and grants.
The NFL Teacher of the Year program is also part of MBNA’s relationship with the NFL, which has endorsed MBNA as the official credit card issuer of the NFL and for its 31 member teams. More than 1.2 million loyal fans have chosen to carry a National Football League credit card from MBNA.
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MBNA Corporation, a bank holding company and parent of MBNA America Bank, N.A., a national bank, has $59.6 billion in managed loans. MBNA, the largest independent credit card lender in the world, also provides retail deposit, consumer loan, and insurance products.Details