College of Education Faculty, Graduate Students Honored With Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence
Several College of Education faculty and students were recognized during the Ebony Harlem Awards ceremony on April 25. Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., and Professor Marc Grimmett, Ph.D., each received awards while Assistant Professor Lisa Bass, Ph.D., and Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., received nominations. Graduate students Chelsea Smith ’22PHD and angela gay-audre also received awards.
Global Connections with Educators in China: Looking Back, Looking Forward
It’s been nine years since Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., Friday Institute for Educational Innovation executive director and NC State College of Education associate dean, was approached to help develop a concept for an innovative high school in Suzhou, China, that would embrace the best of Eastern and Western education practices.
Professor of the Practice Ken Ender Receives American Association of Community Colleges’ 2021 Leadership Award
Ken Ender, Ph.D., a professor of the practice in the NC State College of Education, has been selected as one of the recipients of the American Association of Community Colleges’ 2021 Leadership Award.
Scholarship Support Made it Possible for Cheyenne Quarless ’21 to Attend the NC State College of Education and Earn Her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education
As the recipient of the Paul and Geneva Jenkins Scholarship and the Dr. Estelle E. White Scholarship, Cheyenne Quarless ’21 was able to attend the NC State College of Education. She will graduate this May with a degree in middle grades English Language Arts and social studies education.
Meet Brittany Regan ‘21MED: ‘My Hope for the Future is to Become a Literacy Coach and Help Teachers Support Student Learning’
For Brittany Regan ‘21MED, the next step is to become a literacy coach. The NC State College of Education prepared her to be a supportive leader for teachers, and she will graduate in May 2021 with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in new literacies and global learning.
College of Education Students Share Words of Appreciation, Thanks for Faculty and Staff During Global Advising Week
NC State College of Education students are showing their gratitude for faculty and staff this week in celebration of Global Advising Week, which runs from May 2-8. In recognition of the week set aside to celebrate the work of advisors, tutors, counselors and coaches around the world, NC State established the “Thank an Advisor” program to recognize outstanding advisors who go the extra mile to shape students through their mentorship and dedication.
Meet James Daniels ’21: ‘I Want to Teach Because Students Deserve to Learn How to Embrace Their Identities’
James Daniels ’21 wants to cultivate youth voices by teaching them how to embrace their identities. His involvement in the College of Education has prepared him to do just that, and he will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in middle grades English Language Arts and social studies education in May 2021.
Meet Amber Smith ’21PHD: ‘I Was Raised to Believe Education Is Very Important and Can Open the Door to Many Opportunities’
Amber Smith ’21PHD has had a passion for math for as long as she can remember -- earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in applied mathematics. After discovering a love for teaching, Smith decided to pursue a Ph.D. in learning and teaching in STEM mathematics and statistics education program area of study from the NC State College of Education.
Meet Samuel Hammett ’21: ‘I Want to Reform Mathematics Education and Inspire Students to Love Mathematics’
In high school, Samuel Hammett ’21 hated math. But that changed when he got a teacher who made math more enjoyable. It was then that he realized the impact a teacher can have on a student’s life. In May, Hammett will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education, hoping to make a similar impact on students as his favorite teachers had on him.
Meet Briana Campbell ’21MED: ‘I Believe There is Power in Being Vulnerable and Sharing One’s Story’
Briana Campbell ’21MED has wanted to be a member of a helping profession for as long as she can remember, but she was ultimately drawn to counseling because of her passion for hearing other peoples’ stories and worldviews. She hopes to use her skills to expand counseling services to historically underserved communities when she graduates with a Master of Education in clinical mental health counseling in May 2021.