Honors and Awards

Jun 14, 2019

Graduate Student Amanda Danks Selected as SREE Summer Fellow, Presenter at International Conference

Amanda Danks, a doctoral student in the educational evaluation and policy analysis program at the NC State College of Education, will spend her summer working with the SREE Summer Fellows Program before traveling to Scotland to present at a conference.

Jun 14, 2019

Joe Busby ‘99EDD on Taking Inspiration From Other Educators

Joe Busby ‘99EDD -- a technology, engineering and design teacher at Panther Creek High School in Wake County -- explains why he “cried like a baby” when he was presented with the North Carolina Technology Student Association’s Influence Award honoring former NC State College of Education Associate Professor Richard E. Peterson.

Jun 13, 2019

Award-Winning Article Focuses on What It Means for Black Students to Belong at School

How can schools become places where black students feel as though they truly belong? DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., an associate professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, co-authored an article published in Educational Psychologist that the APA recently honored with a Best Article Award.

Jun 12, 2019

Robert Horne ‘14PHD on the Importance of Servant Leadership in Counseling

Robert Horne ’14PHD, an assistant professor of counselor education at N.C. Central University, recently received the National Board of Certified Counselors Bridging the Gap Award for Lifetime Leadership. He shares his belief in servant leadership and how NC State College of Education faculty who helped him be his most authentic self contributed to his success.

May 10, 2019

NC State Education Presents 3 Outstanding Dissertation Awards at Spring Graduation

The NC State College of Education has awarded Ashley Gray ’18PHD, Nancy Smith ’18PHD and Mona Tauber ’19PHD doctoral dissertation awards for outstanding scholarly research completed during the 2018-19 academic year.

Apr 29, 2019

Cristina Chase Lane ’18 on the Importance of Relationship Building

Christina Chase Lane's ability to adapt her classroom to build community beyond her lesson plans is what caught the attention of her principal, Catherine Yanello, who nominated Lane for Wake County Public School System’s 2018-19 Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher Award.

Apr 29, 2019

David Ayers ’99EDD on Refining Community through Leadership

David Ayers ’99EDD recently received the Senior Scholar Award for his research on community colleges from the Council for the Study of Community Colleges. But his work really began as a child exploring the campus of Surry Community College where his father worked.

Apr 29, 2019

Lance Atkinson ’18MAT on His First Year in the Classroom

In his first year of teaching social studies at Clayton High School, Lance Atkinson '18MAT said being able to adapt to change was one of the most important traits he brought to the classroom. Perhaps that trait is one of the reasons Johnston County Public Schools named him its 2019 Outstanding First-Year Teacher.

Apr 24, 2019

Graduate Student Jemilia Davis Wins National Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Jemilia Davis, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program area of study in higher education, has been selected to receive the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region III.

Apr 18, 2019

Leigh Kokenes ’91 on Being Named National School Psychologist of the Year

The National Association of School Psychologists has named Leigh Kokenes ’91 the 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. She talks about why she chose education and what the national recognition means to her.