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Photo of Sheronda Witter with text: Caring Adults Have a Huge Opportunity to Make Such an Impact On The Lives of Young People

Jan 20, 2023

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Caring Adults Have a Huge Opportunity to Make Such an Impact On The Lives of Young People,’ Says Sheronda Witter ’19PHD

For over five years, Sheronda Witter served as the director of the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs. Now, as the STEM Next Opportunity Fund's Out-of-School Time Partnerships Fellow in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, she is working to ensure access to high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs for students across the nation. 

Syna Sharma with quote graphic: Advocacy is important to me because I went into education wanting to improve the education system

Jan 13, 2023

My Student Experience: Syna Sharma Advocates for Teacher Pay Through NC State’s Oaks Leadership Scholars Program

Syna Sharma, a middle grades English language arts and social studies education major in the NC State College of Education, is advocating for teacher pay as a member of NC State University's Oaks Leadership Scholars Program. 

Jan 10, 2023

Mental Health, STEAM And Hip-Hop: Doctoral Student Valencia Hicks-Harris Works to Empower All Through Non-profit Organization

Valencia Hicks-Harris,a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Learning Science's Educational Equity concentration, is working to empower K-12 students through a STEAM-focused non-profit. 

Dec 20, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘What You Do as a Teacher, as an Educator, is You Get to Make an Impact on the Lives of Others That Can Last Their Entire Lifetime,’ Says Bennett Jones ’14MSA, ’19EDD

After more than two decades as an educator in North Carolina public schools, Bennett Jones '14MSA, '19EDD is stepping into a new role as the director of the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. 

Nzingha Williams holding her award.

Dec 12, 2022

Nzingha Williams ’22PHD Receives Outstanding Dissertation Award From Association for Career and Technical Education Research

Nzingha Williams ’22PHD, a May 2022 graduate of the NC State College of Education’s Adult and Community College Education concentration, has received the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Association for Career… 

Chandler Zavala

Dec 8, 2022

Chandler Zavala ’22MED: ‘I Chose Education to Learn How Others Think, to Specialize in Supporting Health Professionals and to Make a Change in the Healthcare World’

After losing both of his grandparents his junior year, Chandler Zavala, an offensive lineman on the Wolfpack football team, was inspired to pursue a degree that allowed him to support health care professionals. 

Dec 8, 2022

Angel Morgan ’22PHD: ‘I Hope to Contribute to the Research and Development of Technology Frameworks and Products That Enable All Learners to be Part of an Inclusive Learning Community’

In 2021, Angel Morgan '22PHD interned with the the Center on Inclusive Technology in Education Systems (CITES), where she conducted research on how district leaders, school leaders and classroom educators engage families of students with disabilities when planning for, implementing and using technology. 

Trevor Dill Headshot

Dec 8, 2022

Trevor Dill ’22: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Designing and Building’

Trevor Dill '22 has always enjoyed designing and building. The technology, engineering, and design education program at the NC State College of Education was the perfect environment for him to hone his skills, skills he hopes to eventually use to produce gym equipment. 

Zainab Bhatti

Dec 8, 2022

Zainab Bhatti ’22: ‘I Have Always Had a Love for Teaching Others’

Zainab Bhatti was inspired by interactions with faculty and staff at the NC State College of Education to put in extra effort to empathize with her students and create relationships with them. She is now looking forward to getting into the classroom and inspiring her students to discover a love for science. 

Dec 8, 2022

Gary W. Wright III ’22PHD: ‘Scientific Knowledge is a Powerful Tool, and It Can Be Used to Uplift and Liberate People’

Gary Wright ’18MED, ’22PHD hopes to make a lasting impact on how science education views and values gender and sexual diversity, as well as equity.