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adult and community college education

Apr 24, 2024

Cherrelle Lawrence ’24EDD: ‘I’m Genuinely Passionate About Nurturing Learning and Growth in All Individuals’

As Cherrelle Lawrence '24PHD prepares to graduate with her Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership, she hopes to continue to be able to act as a proponent of effective learning practices in the corporate world, while also taking on teaching roles in the field of higher education. 

May 4, 2023

Maryann Tyrer ’23MED: ‘When You’re Teaching Adults, You’re Empowering Them to Go On and Teach Others and Make a Difference in the World’

In 2012, Maryann Tyrer '23MED resigned her position as a religion teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School to pursue a doctoral degree at the NC State College of Education. Over 10 years later, Tyrer is graduating, not with her Ph.D., but with a master's degree in adult and community college education. Despite not achieving her initial goal, Tyrer said she still views her graduation as a success. 

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Apr 26, 2023

Abraham Luis Dones ’23EDD: ‘The Learning That Has Taken Place During My Time With the College of Education Really Forced Me to Think Differently About the Work That I Accomplish’

Abraham Luis Dones ’23EDD remembers as a teenager seeing his mother return to school as an adult learner to earn multiple degrees. She was the first in the family to earn a college degree, and now Dones is continuing her legacy by becoming the first person in his family to graduate with a doctoral degree. 

Chandler Zavala

Dec 8, 2022

Chandler Zavala ’22MED: ‘I Chose Education to Learn How Others Think, to Specialize in Supporting Health Professionals and to Make a Change in the Healthcare World’

After losing both of his grandparents his junior year, Chandler Zavala, an offensive lineman on the Wolfpack football team, was inspired to pursue a degree that allowed him to support health care professionals. 

Gene Deese

Oct 23, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Give to Support the Caring Group of Administrators, Faculty and Staff Who Once Made Me Feel Loved,’ Says Doctoral Student Gene Deese ‘21EDD

Four months after starting his doctorate program, Hurricane Florence impacted the area where Gene Deese ‘21EDD lived. Within days, the NC State College of Education responded with resources to help him continue his education. Deese gives back to the college as a token of appreciation for the support he received when he needed it the most. 

Delores Parker

Sep 15, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Started Giving to the College Out of a Sense of Gratitude for My Education. I Had Many Career Opportunities Because of My Doctorate, and I Want Other Students to Have Similar Opportunities,’ Says Delores Parker ‘78EDD

Delores Parker ‘78EDD always wanted to be a lawyer. But when she landed a job in a community college, she found her niche and never looked back. Earning a doctorate from the NC State College of Education opened many doors for her and inspired her to give back to the college as a sense of gratitude for what the college gave her, personally and professionally. 

C. Neill McLeod

Jul 14, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Believe in the Continuing Education of Adults and NC State Does a Lot to Support Our Community College System,’ Says C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD

C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD, who served as the first female president of a community college in the state, credits her success as a leader to her experiences as a student in the NC State College of Education. The impact her professors had on her life inspires her to give back to the college in their honor. 

The Bell Tower

May 6, 2020

Adult and Community College Education Graduating Student Andrea Sutton Thomas ‘20EDD Earns Doctorate at a Distance

Since Andrea Sutton Thomas ‘20EDD began her doctorate program in the fall of 2009, she has experienced plenty of changes, but she never stopped working toward her goal. This month, she will earn her Ed.D. in Adult and Community College Education. 

Lynley Wentzel in front of computer screen.

Mar 13, 2019

Tailored Training

Lynley Wentzel, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education's Adult and Community College program, is using her knowledge of education theory and human behavior to craft a training program for faculty and staff eager to learn NC State's new Research Enterprise Data system. 

A photo of the 2019 DREAM Fellows

Mar 5, 2019

8 NC State Education Doctoral Students Named 2019 DREAM Fellows

Eight doctoral students from the NC State College of Education’s Adult and Community College program attended Achieving the Dream’s annual conference as DREAM Fellows Feb. 19-21, 2019. DREAM Fellows provide the organization with deeper feedback about the conference as well as detailed observations about emerging trends and issues that can enhance the organization’s work in student success.