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Stephen Day Why I Chose

Jun 26, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Still Think That It Helps Us Build a Better Society When We Ask Rigorous Questions and Study Them Well,’ Says Stephen Day ’15PHD

Stephen Day '15PHD has a passion for helping students better understand economics, and now serves as a term associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and director of its Center for Economic Education. 

A headshot of Jennifer Buelin with the text: Education Is a Career Trajectory That Allows You to Learn a Whole Lot in Order to Understand It Yourself, But Also to Share It With Other People

May 30, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Is a Career Trajectory That Allows You to Learn a Whole Lot in Order to Understand It Yourself, But Also to Share It With Other People,’ Says Jennifer Buelin ’12PHD

Jennifer Buelin '12PHD, senior program manager for Workforce Development and Career and Technical Education with the ASHLIN Management Group, has spent her career seeking out new learning opportunities that allow her to give back to others. 

graduating students

Apr 30, 2024

Meet Our Class of 2024

An international educator flying in from Dubai for graduation. A researcher exploring the intersection of music and leadership. Passionate school leaders and future teachers. These are just some of the nearly 300 new alumni the NC State College of Education will celebrate during its Spring 2024 Graduation Ceremony on May 3 in Reynolds Coliseum. 

Headshot of Danielle Jones with quote: "We're here to support schools that have a direct impact on the lives of our children."

Apr 29, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘We’re Here To Support Schools That Have a Direct Impact on the Lives of Our Children,’ Says Orange County Schools Superintendent Danielle Jones ’12MSA, ’15EDD

Danielle Jones '12MSA, '15EDD started her career as a middle school mathematics teacher; now, as superintendent of Orange County Schools, her goal is to support every one of her educators who is working to make an impact on the lives of students. 

Peyton Pugh in her classroom, being honored as Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year.

Mar 27, 2024

Peyton Pugh ’23 Named Wake County Diane Kent-Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year

NC State College of Education alumna Peyton Pugh '23 has been named a Wake County Public School System Diane Kent Parker First-Year Teacher of the Year. 

Mar 27, 2024

Marvin Connelly Jr. ’97MED, ’00MED Named A. Craig Phillips 2024 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year

Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Marvin Connelly Jr. '97MED, '00MED has been named the A. Craig Phillips 2024 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. 

Headshot of Karen Terrell Jackson with quote: Education Has Something for Everybody

Feb 27, 2024

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Has Something for Everybody,’ Says Karen Terrell Jackson ’14PHD

Karen Terrell Jackson '14PHD, an assistant professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, can see now how her early interest in research and testing led to a career in educational evaluation. But, as an undergraduate student and aspiring chemist, she never imagined she would be an educator, much less the recently named president-elect of the American Evaluation Association. 

Feb 20, 2024

Two College of Education Alumni Win NARST Outstanding Doctoral Research Award

Two recent graduates from the NC State College of Education’s Ph.D. in Learning and Teaching in STEM science education concentration — Grace Carroll ’23PHD and Ren Rende ’22PHD — have received the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Outstanding Doctoral Research Award. 

Photo of Anona Smith Williams on a red background with text reading: I hope people will say that I was always unapologetically myself and true to the cause of equity, access and opportunity.

Jan 18, 2024

Retiring Associate Dean Anona Smith Williams ’91MS, ’02EDD: ‘I Hope People Will Say That I Was Always Unapologetically Myself and True to the Cause of Equity, Access and Opportunity’

Anona Smith Williams '91MS, '02EDD, the associate dean for student success and strategic community engagement, will retire March 1, 2024, after over three decades in NC State's College of Education. In this Q&A, Smith Williams talks about why she chose a career in higher education, her dedication to supporting students and what she hopes they learned from her. 

Allison Mitchall

Jan 5, 2024

Allison Mitchall Named College of Education’s Assistant Dean for Student Success

Allison Mitchall ’15 PHD — who has over 20 years of experience in higher education and is passionate about supporting students as they navigate to and through a university —…