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Erika Allen

Aug 16, 2021

My Student Experience: Elementary Education Student Erika Allen ’23 Spent Summer Serving Foster Youth as Intern at REACH Mentoring Ministry

Through the College of Education Summer Internship Program, Erika Allen ’23 spent her summer working as an intern with REACH Mentoring Ministry in Smithfield, North Carolina, an organization that works with youth in the foster care system. 

Lance Gooden

Aug 10, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I’m Really Focused on Finding Untapped Skills and Getting Individuals in Jobs for Social and Economic Mobility,’ Says Lance Gooden ’22EDD

Watching his mother serve as an advocate for underserved students in Vernamfield, Jamaica, Lance Gooden ’22EDD developed a passion for increasing educational success for all learners within the field of education. As a community college administrator, he strives to help underserved and disadvantaged populations navigate the community college system and succeed. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: 4 of Our Newest Dean’s Excellence Scholarships Recipients

This fall, the NC State College of Education will welcome over 580 first-year, transfer and graduate students for the 2021-22 academic year. Among the incoming undergraduate students, 10 are recipients of the new Dean’s Excellence Scholarships. Meet four of them. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: 3 of Our Newest Doctoral Students in Program Areas of Study Related to Educational Equity

The NC State College of Education will welcome over 390 graduate students this fall. Meet three of the college’s newest doctoral students -- each of them coming from various backgrounds, but are all in programs areas of study related to educational equity. 

Jessica Vandenberg

Jul 29, 2021

Educational Psychology Alumna Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD Named 2021 Computing Innovation Fellow

Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD, a May graduate of the NC State College of Education’s Teacher Education and Learning Sciences educational psychology program area of study, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Computing Innovation Fellowship program. 

Marshall Anthony

Jul 22, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘My Personal and Professional Mission is To Expand and Improve the Socioeconomic Mobility of Traditionally Underrepresented Communities,’ Says Marshall Anthony Jr. ’16MED

A higher education researcher and someone raised around a culture of activism, Marshall Anthony ’16MED strives to make a difference in educational policy and serve as an activist for underrepresented communities as a policy analyst for higher education at the Center for American Progress. He shares about his experience with the NC State College of Education and why he chose education. 

Sarah Brown

Jul 16, 2021

Scholarship Support Helped Sarah Brown ’21 Find Her Passion for Education, Helped Prepare Her High School Science Classroom for Future Students

In high school, Sarah Brown ’21 spent most of her time working as a camp counselor and discovered how much she loved teaching and working with kids, but it wasn’t until the end of her first year of college when she realized she could make a career out of teaching. Scholarship support helped Brown find her passion for education and has helped prepare her for a career as a high school science teacher. 

Wolfpack Robotics Club

Jul 1, 2021

My Student Experience: Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club Places in Top 5 at 1st Intercollegiate Competition, Finishes 4th at VEXU World Championships

The Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club competed in their first intercollegiate competition in March, finishing fifth out of 13 teams from the United States and Canada, which earned them an invitation to the VEXU World Championships, where they placed fourth in the world. NC State College of Education student Annie Li ’22 is one of the founding members of the club. 

LIFT

Jun 30, 2021

NC State College of Education Holds 2nd Annual Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students

The annual Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational program that works to inspire high school seniors — particularly students of color and bilingual students — to explore careers in education and enhance their leadership skills, was held virtually, June 20-24. 

Valerie Bridges

Jun 22, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘A Quality Education is a Game Changer for All Children, But is a Dire Need for Children in Poverty,’ Says 2021-22 CCRESA Regional Superintendent of the Year Valerie Bridges ’02MSA, ’10EDD

When Valerie Bridges '02MSA, ’10EDD was growing up, she witnessed firsthand the impact a teacher could have on the lives of students through her mother, which inspired her to become an educator. As superintendent of Edgecombe County Schools, Bridges, who was named the 2021-22 CCRESA Regional Superintendent of the Year, shares why she chose education, why she chose the College of Education and how education has shaped her.