Graduation Day Stories
Undergraduate Ceremony: ‘Trust That You Are Ready'
"Trust that you are ready to be that classroom teacher who has the confidence and tools to face any hurdle," Michael Clinkscales '98,'02,'12 said in his charge to the 105 students awarded bachelor's degrees May 13.
Graduate Ceremony: ‘Stand For Whatever Your Passion Is’
"Take a stand for whatever [your] passion may be -- even when it’s not in vogue, especially if it’s not in vogue," Ellen Murphy ’98,’14 MED said in her charge to the 225 students awarded master's and doctoral degrees May 13.
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See a few of our new alumni who are prepared to improve the lives of every student, client, colleague or community member they interact with.
"I cannot wait to see how you change lives and how you change the world," Dean Mary Ann Danowitz said in her commencement remarks. "Go, and take on the world. Think and Do the Extraordinary! Think and Do Education! And always be a leader of the Pack."
An Education Advocate
The College of Education changed the way John Miller IV ’17 MED saw himself as a scholar-practitioner — and equipped him to mold the next generation of global leaders.
Learning to Question
Melissa Goto ’17 learned to question things in the College of Education. But one thing she has not questioned? Her decision to be an elementary school teacher.
Educating Our Educators
Ashley Whitehead ’17 PHD will use her Ph.D. to develop the next generation of pre-service math teachers.
How to Get Rewarding Work
Stacy Outlaw ’17 EDD, who works at Elon, pursued doctoral studies to better enrich all students' experiences.
Taking the High (School) Road
Rachel Coffman ’17 wants to make math more accessible to her students — and to support them as the College of Education faculty have supported her.
Widening His Sphere
Derek Williams ’17 Ph.D. will expand his impact on others through teaching mathematics at the college level and in a teacher education program.
Helping Males of Color
As a program coordinator with the Black Male Initiative, Qwen Ballard '15, '17 MED has spent much of his time encouraging males of color in K-12 to pursue a college education.
What It Means to be a Teacher
As a College of Education student, Lauren Slenker ’17 learned the importance of fostering relationships. She'll bring those lessons to her own middle grades classroom this fall.
Making Strides in Math Education
Rebeka Townsend ‘17 wants to help students overcome their challenges. She'll start doing that this come fall as a high school mathematics education teacher.
5 Weeks in China
'This experience has definitely impacted my ideals and beliefs as an educator'
After student teaching in local classrooms for 10 weeks, 11 graduating seniors in the College of Education spent five weeks in classrooms in China. There, the students say, they developed a deeper sense of cultural awareness and competence that will help them better reach their future students. Four graduating seniors talk about the experience.
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