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Alumni Success Stories

What does it mean to become part of the NC State College of Education community?

Alumni Success Stories

North Carolina’s best educators, counselors and leaders prepare at the NC State College of Education. In every corner of the state and around the world, our alumni are educating children, improving schools and strengthening communities. Meet some of our extraordinary alumni who are changing lives in local schools, making a difference in communities and leading in the field of education.
Chelsea Hayes

Chelsea Hayes ‘17MED

Director of Student Involvement
William Peace University

Karen Terrell Jackson

Karen Terrell Jackson ‘14PHD

Assistant Professor of Leadership Studies and Adult Education
N.C. A&T State University

Deidre Kelly

Deidre L. Kelly ‘20EDD

Communication, Professional, and Computer Skills Lecturer
Indiana University

Jemilia Davis ‘19PHD

Director for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
Belk Center

Dale Sheffield

Dale Sheffield ‘99PHD

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Private Practice

Shanita Brown

Shanita S. Brown ‘11MED, ‘16PHD

Director of Counseling Services
Virginia Union University

Marlin Jones

Marlin Jones ‘20MED

AP World History and American History 2 Teacher
Broughton High School

Sonja Ardoin

Sonja Ardoin ‘13PHD

Assistant Professor of Student Affairs Administration
Appalachian State University

Regina Gavin Williams

Regina Gavin Williams ‘16PHD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
N.C. Central University

Ashley Clayton

Ashley Clayton ‘16PHD

Jo Ellen Levy Yates Endowed Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Louisiana State University

Alfred Bryant

Alfred Bryant ‘92MED, ‘98PHD

Dean of the School of Education
Campbell University

Megan Shaw James

Megan Shaw James ‘07MED

Alumni Engagement Associate
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Crystal Simmons

Crystal Simmons ‘15PHD

Assistant Professor of Social Studies, International and Multicultural Education
SUNY Geneseo

Pamela Joyner

Pamela U. Joyner ‘95EDD

Consultant to the Dean and Clinical Pharmacy Emeritus
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Dina Walker-DeVose

Dina Walker-DeVose ‘13PHD

Interim Assistant Dean of Recruitment, Retention, and Inclusion
Georgia Southern University

Peter Eley

Peter Eley ’08MED, ’11PHD

Interim Chair of the Department of Health, Physical and Secondary Education
Fayetteville State University

Valerie Bridges

Valerie Bridges ’02MSA, ’10EDD

Edgecombe County Public Schools

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