To #NCStateCED18: Live for Moments That Make You Shiver
“I urge you to remain a steadfast advocate of the rights, needs and opportunities for your students, particularly those who are marginalized or living in poverty," Dean Mary Ann Danowitz encouraged 346 students who graduated from the NC State College of Education May 11. "We know painfully well that, for many children and families, we are their last best hope for a better tomorrow. . . . So in the words of [student speakers] Taylor Sprague '18MED and Cristina Chase Lane '18: Go, remember your why and live out moments that make you shiver."
Photo Gallery | #NCStateCED18 Spring Graduation
Take a look back at our Spring 2018 Graduation Ceremony and see some of our 346 new alumni through photos. The ceremony was the first one held on campus -- in historic Reynolds Coliseum -- in several years and the capstone event for our celebration of 90 Years of NC State Education.
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Graduate Student Speaker:
Taylor Sprague '18 MED
"I hope my speech can inspire others to hold onto their purpose as they enter the next phase of their journey," says Sprague, a master’s in higher education administration candidate delivering the Charge to Graduate Students.
Unleashing Powerful Voices
As a teenager, Matthew Hickson '18 MSA discovered he could help give neglected communities a voice. Now the founder of Bull City Schools United is using his time, talents and privileges to create spaces for people to use their voice inside and outside of the classroom.
"I Seek to Be an Inspiration"
Born prematurely and labeled as a child who would “lag behind her peers,” Laila Thompson ’18 PHD has spent her life overcoming obstacles. Educators, she says, believed in her potential and inspired her to not be defined by her circumstances.
#NCStateCED18 | By the Numbers
NC State Education Students Receiving Bachelor's Degrees
NC State Education Students Receiving Master's Degrees
NC State Education Students Receiving Doctoral Degrees
A Champion for the Ignored, Afraid and Disconnected
Heidi Boardman ’18 MSA realized at an early age the discrepancies in life experiences based on gender, race, sexuality, religion and other factors. Now, the Principal Fellow is focused on using her school administration degree to be a champion for those who don’t fall into the majority in public education.
Understanding Her Calling to Teach
Hannah Smith ‘18 always knew that she wanted to teach, but being a student in the NC State College of Education helped her discover why. Smith, a Raleigh native, plans to give back to the community she grew up in by teaching in Wake County.
Awakening His Inner Leader
Otis Maben ‘18 MSA has always possessed leadership skills, but he believes the leader in him was dormant until the College of Education discovered it and developed it through its principal preparation programs.
A Near Perfect edTPA Score
After feeling unrewarded by her brief stint in sales, Taylor Rothenburg ’18 MAT realized she wanted to make a career out of helping change lives through Special Education. Her decision to change paths was solidified when she made a near perfect 73 of 75 on the edTPA.
Photo Gallery | #NCStateEducation90
We asked our graduating students to submit photos that show their NC State Education pride as part of our celebration of 90 Years of NC State Education. They submitted over 330 photos! Browse their photos. (Just click on an image to view a full-sized version and to scroll through the album.)
A New Teacher’s Surprise Path
Kaitlin Montgomery '18 MAT can make you believe anything is possible with hard work and dedication. And for someone who recently completed her Master of Arts in Teaching program in just one year while working full time, that’s probably true.
Do What You Love, Love What You Do
Kevin Sutton ‘18 EDD began his journey at the NC State College of Education ten years ago as an undergraduate student. Now, he's preparing to make a significant impact on tomorrow.
Advocating for Individualized Instruction and Digital Learning
Sarah Glova ‘18 PHD founded Reify Media, a web development and digital media company, in 2012. Earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the NC State College of Education only fueled Glova’s passion for innovative digital learning solutions.
Being More Than a Student, Researcher and Educator
Being a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education pushed Lauren Pellegrino ‘18 PHD to be more than just a student, researcher and educator. Find out how she plans to be an activist, a leader and a game-changer in her post-graduation dream job.
Relive the #NCStateCED18 Graduation Ceremony
See yourself or your loved cross the stage during the NC State College of Education's Spring 2018 graduation Ceremony.Watch the Ceremony