Photo Gallery | #NCStateCED18 Winter Commencement
Take a look back at our Winter Commencement Ceremony and see some of our 150+ new alumni through photos.
Our Student Speakers
Armando Salazar-Cardoso ’18: “I Want to Help Provide Quality Education to Everyone in Our Country and Around the World”
During his time at NC State as a science education major, Armando served as president of the GLBT Community Alliance and worked as an orientation leader, Summer START mentor and Zumba, cardio dance and cycling instructor with University Recreation. He was also a mentor through the Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village. He plans to teach middle school science.
Yolanda Wilson ’18EDD: “We Must Challenge Ourselves and Others to Do More to Advance Educational Access and Success for All”
Yolanda is a Doctor of Education in Adult and Community College Education graduate. She has worked for the community college systems in North Carolina and South Carolina for over 20 years. She began her career as a faculty member in English, and is now the associate vice president at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Watch the #NCStateCED18 December Graduation Ceremony
Missed the ceremony? Or want to see yourself cross the stage? We got the NC State College of Education's December Graduation Ceremony on video.Watch the Ceremony
Vandna Bindra ’18PHD: Conducting Research for Educators and Students
As a high school English teacher, Vandna discovered her own commitment to lifelong learning as she helped her students flourish in the classroom. Now as she’s set to graduate with her doctoral degree, she hopes to link research to practice to build curricula and mentorship programs that promote positive identity and moral development for educators and students alike.
Sonja Thalheimer '18MAT: Meeting the Learning Needs of All Students
Sonja has long held onto to the idea that good teaching applies to all students. Now, she’s preparing to graduate with her Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education. During her graduate coursework, she has learned to regularly examine her own teaching to meet the needs of all learners.
Ashley Lawson '18: Our First Truman Scholar
Ashley did not plan to become a teacher when she first came to NC State, but an “aha” moment with the university’s Park Scholars set her on a path to become a math teacher and our first Truman Scholar. The university lit the Memorial Belltower red in her honor in September; now she's ready to light up her future math classroom with her passion for helping others.
Dylan Stoneham '18MED: Helping Others Succeed in Their Careers
As his career progressed, Dylan discovered a natural draw to training processes at the organization level. He wanted to explore how training opportunities not only created better working environments but how they empower employees. Now, he prepares to graduate with a master’s degree in Training and Development to help others gain the skills they need to succeed in their careers.
#NCStateCED18 | By the Numbers
NC State Education Students Receiving Bachelor's Degrees
NC State Education Students Receiving Master's Degrees
NC State Education Students Receiving Doctoral Degrees