Passport to Success Celebration Highlights Impact Scholars Will Make in Classroom
NC State College of Education Passport to Success scholars must complete activities that fall into four separate categories — global knowledge, cross-cultural skills, community engagement and professional development. At the program’s culminating celebration, eight undergraduate students presented on the work they have accomplished over the past few years.
Why I Give: ‘I Am Extremely Grateful that Others Who Came Before Me Gave Back and I Want to Do the Same for Future Generations,’ Says Doctoral Student Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD
As a first-generation college student and a student with a chronic medical condition, private support and scholarships have helped Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD pursue her doctoral studies. Because of that support, she gives back to the college in hopes that future generations can have the same opportunity the NC State College of Education has provided her.
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.
My Student Experience: Mathematics Education Student Jessica Terrones ‘22 Shares Her ‘Sin Limite’ Experience as Latinx Heritage Month Committee Chair
In Spanish, the phrase “sin limite” means “limitless.” For mathematics education major Jessica Terrones ‘22, those two words guided her as she stepped into a leadership role as the NC State University Latinx Heritage Month committee chair.
My Student Experience: ‘Everything I Do Has Helped Me Either Become a Better Educator, Help Me Celebrate My Culture or Just Meet New People and Get Experiences I Would Not Have Originally Had,’ Says Elementary Education Student Jessika Patel ’21
With a passion for dance, art and education, Jessika Patel ’21 has found a way to merge those interests as an elementary education major at NC State. And having relocated to the U.S. at a young age, her love of learning and cultures has shaped her college experience.
My Student Experience: First Group of Students Participate in College of Education Summer Internship Program in Memory of Chantal Warfield
Amaya Dicker ‘21 and Breanna Goins ‘21 have been named the first participants in the College of Education Summer Internship Program — a competitive, eight-week summer internship program — that was established to honor 2019 graduate Chantal Warfield.
Why I Give: ‘It Feels Good to Know that I’m Helping Other Students Be Blessed in the Same Way I Was,’ Says Elementary Education Major Eric Wylie ‘23
If it weren’t for the Dorothy E. and Robert W. Tart, Jr. Scholarship, Eric Wylie ‘23 would not be at NC State pursuing his dream of being an elementary education teacher. Because of that support, he pays it forward by giving to the NC State College of Education.
NC State College of Education Graduates Over 335 Students During Virtual Celebration
The NC State College of Education celebrated the academic achievements of 337 graduating students on Friday, May 8. Nearly 1,000 graduating students, faculty, staff, friends and family participated in the Virtual Graduation Celebration across Zoom and YouTube.
Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Graduating Student Malcolm Smith ‘20: ‘Over the Past Four Years, My Experience Within the College of Education Has Been a Journey of Working with Genuine People’
Malcolm Smith ‘20, a technology, engineering, and design education graduating student, credits his study abroad trip to Australia and his experience in the NC State College of Education for making him the man and professional he has become.
My Student Experience: ‘I Wanted to be Someone That Kids Could Depend on and Know They Had an Adult in Their Life Who Believed in Them,’ Says Rachel Bland ’20
Rachel Bland ‘20 will earn her bachelor’s degree in elementary education this month and plans to teach in a rural area of North Carolina. Being from a rural county herself, she is passionate about agriculture, rural education and equitable access to education for all.