Meet Our Award-Winning Alumni
Our alumni continue to demonstrate excellence in the field of education. Here’s a look at a few of their accomplishments this year.
Leigh Kokenes ’91 on Being Named National School Psychologist of the Year
The National Association of School Psychologists has named Leigh Kokenes ’91 the 2019 School Psychologist of the Year. She talks about why she chose education and what the national recognition means to her.
Associate Dean Lee V. Stiff ’78PHD Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) awarded Lee V. Stiff ’78PHD with the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award last week at its annual conference. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
NC State Education Professor and Alumna Win AERA Award for The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars
The American Educational Research Association presented NC State College of Education Professor Audrey Jaeger and Alessandra Dinin ’17PHD with the Outstanding Publication Award for their book The Postdoc Landscape: The Invisible Scholars, in which they offer examples, solutions and strategies for helping postdoctoral scholars succeed in the workplace.
Associate Dean Lee V. Stiff ’78 PHD Receives NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) named Lee V. Stiff ’78PHD a 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at the national level.
Vandna Bindra ’18PHD: “I Hope to. . .Conduct Innovative Research that has Practical Applications for Educators and Students”
As a high school English teacher, Vandna Bindra ’18PHD 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.
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.
NC State College of Education to Graduate 150+ Dec. 19
The college will hold its winter graduation ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the McKimmon Center. The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who would like to join the celebration but cannot attend in person.
Alamance Community College President Algie Gatewood Receives I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award
Alamance Community College President Algie Gatewood ’94EDD has received the NC State College of Education’s 2018 I.E. Ready Distinguished Leader Award, which recognizes alumni with distinguished careers with the North Carolina Community College System.
Wendell Murphy ’60 Named NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Wendell Murphy has been named the NC State College of Education’s 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. He graduated from the College of Education in 1960 and worked as a teacher before translating what he learned about leadership into a career of business and policy leadership. Today, he’s the chair and chief executive officer emeritus of Murphy Family Farms, the nation’s leading swine producer.