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Author: Cherry Crayton

Mary Ann Danowitz holding Penn State College of Education's Alumni Excellence Award

Oct 20, 2021

Professor, Former Dean Mary Ann Danowitz Receives Penn State College of Education’s 2021 Alumni Excellence Award

The award recognizes alumni of Penn State's College of Education for their long-sustained excellence and contributions in their chosen profession. It’s the highest honor that the college bestows on alumni. 

Paola Sztajn

Oct 11, 2021

Getting to Know Interim Dean Paola Sztajn

In this interview, Interim Dean Paola Sztajn talks about growing up in urban Brazil, how working in the Amazon jungle changed her life, how she developed her research interest in early mathematics teaching and what it means to her to be Latina and how it will influence her role as interim dean. 

Jerry and Diane Cunningham Mary Ann Danowitz

Oct 7, 2021

Endowed Scholarship Established to Honor Former Dean Mary Ann Danowitz

NC State’s College of Education has established the Mary Ann Danowitz Scholarship in honor of its former dean thanks to donations from two lead donors and other stakeholders throughout the College of Education community. When combined with matching funds from NC State’s Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (EOSI), this scholarship endowment has a projected value of over $200,000. It will provide need-based scholarships for undergraduate students in the college. 

Interim Dean Paola Sztjan

Oct 5, 2021

Interim Dean Paola Sztajn: “I Want to Help Keep the College Moving Forward While Strengthening a Few Core Values”

Paola Sztajn, a professor of mathematics education, began serving as the interim dean of NC State’s College of Education Oct. 5. In this interview, she talks about her role as interim dean, why she accepted the appointment, her leadership style, the biggest educational issues facing North Carolina and the role the College of Education plays in addressing those educational challenges. 

Oct 1, 2021

EdNC: How to Apply for a Transformational Scholarship from NC State

Students in eastern North Carolina who want to earn an undergraduate degree in education from North Carolina State University (N.C. State) and return to the region to teach are eligible for a $40,000 scholarship thanks to the Anonymous Trust. The first Transformational Scholarship cohort will include 20 students beginning fall 2022, but the application process opens Oct. 1. 

Mary Ann Danowitz

Sep 28, 2021

“Extraordinary Service and Impact”

After leading the College of Education through five-and-a-half years of unprecedented growth, Dean Mary Ann Danowitz will step down Oct. 4. We look back at her tenure. 

Dean Mary Ann Danowitz

Sep 27, 2021

Outgoing Dean Mary Ann Danowitz: “My Hope is That We Will Never Waver from Being Deeply Connected to Our Land-grant Mission”

Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed., will step down as dean of NC State’s College of Education on Oct. 4 after leading the college through five-and-a-half years of unprecedented growth. Danowitz reflects on… 

Sep 23, 2021

Karen Hollebrands Named College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Professor of Mathematics Education and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., will be the NC State College of Education’s associate dean for research and innovation, effective Oct. 1. 

Matthew Falcone

Sep 1, 2021

College of Education’s Student Teacher Mini-Grants Part of 1st NC State Crowdfunding Campaign

NC State Crowdfunding is a new platform connecting alumni, friends, family and community members with causes they’re passionate about and helps students, faculty and staff bring their ideas to life. Learn more about the first five crowdfunding projects, including the College of Education's Student Teacher Mini-Grants. 

Students at New Graduate Student Orientation in August 2021

Aug 16, 2021

College of Education Opens 2021-2022 Academic Year with an Expected 1,942 Students, Its Most in a Decade

“Despite the ongoing challenges facing the field of education and North Carolina, we are continuing to grow our student enrollment and prepare extraordinary educators for the state and beyond,” NC State College of Education Dean Mary Ann Danowitz said.