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Stacy Outlaw ’17 EDD: Pursuing a Passion for Student Development

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Her desire to provide enriching opportunities for all students — with some encouragement from College of Education faculty — helped keep Stacy Outlaw ’17 EDD on track to complete her doctorate.

Name: Stacy Outlaw

Hometown: Sanford, North Carolina

Field of Study: Ed.D., Higher Education Administration

What’s Next: Continuing to serve as the director of undergraduate programs in Elon University’s Love School of Business 

Stacy Outlaw
Stacy Outlaw

My Favorite Class: I loved my Critical Race Theory class taught by Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby [associate professor of educational psychology] as we got to really examine the racial inequities that exist in education and how those inequities affect diverse student populations. This class will help me address these inequities as an administrator when I see them occur in my department, and it will push me to ensure that we are providing enriching opportunities for all of our students.

A Faculty Member Who Made A Big Impression: Although I experienced many obstacles during my tenure as a student in the College of Education, Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach never gave up on me and went above and beyond the call of duty to keep me encouraged and not allowing me to give up. Her unwavering dedication and support is something that I will always be appreciative of and will never forget. I honestly do not know if this degree would have been possible without her.

How the College of Education Changed Me: Balancing family, working full-time and my education was no easy task. I’ve learned that every minute counts, and I’ve become better at time management and prioritization.

Advice for Others Considering Education: Go for it! Working with students is so rewarding and you will never be the same!