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Tag: December Graduation 2019

Dec 16, 2019

Jermaine R. Howell ’19MED: I Saw Education as an Avenue to Foster a Sense of Identity in the Lives of Students and to Fulfill my Ultimate Goal in Helping to Shape the World of Tomorrow

With a passion for training teachers new to the United States, Jermaine Howell ’19MED plans to use his master’s degree to become an instructional coach, where he trains and develops educators to become effective classroom practitioners. 

Alexandra van Dorsten

Dec 16, 2019

Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT: The Course I Took on Classroom Diversity Gave Me the Skills to Connect With All My Students

As a biology and physical science lateral entry teacher at Athens Drive High School, Alexandra van Dorsten ’19MAT chose NC State’s College of Education to earn her teaching license. At the end of May, she will move to Ghana to teach science as a Peace Corps volunteer. 

Nada Wafa

Dec 16, 2019

Nada Wafa ’11, ’19MS, ’22PHD: I Knew This Was the Place Where I Could Grow, Personally and Professionally

With a background in international schools, Nada Wafa '11, '19MS, '22PHD has a passion for global learning. NC State gave her the opportunity to expand her knowledge on global learning and explore new literacies in the field of education. 

Amanda Melniczek

Dec 16, 2019

Amanda Dye Melniczek ’19MED: As a First-generation College Student, Education was the Key to Opening the Door to a World of Opportunity to Learn, Travel and Grow

As a community college professor, Amanda Dye Melniczek ’19MED will use her master’s degree in training and development to help provide professional development for faculty and staff in a two-year institution. 

Thomas Carrington

Dec 16, 2019

Thomas Carrington ’19MAT: I Chose Elementary Education Because I Wanted to Educate Children, Help Them Overcome Obstacles and Help Them Discover the Joys in the World

Studying abroad in China, Thomas Carrington ’19MAT developed a passion for Chinese culture and learned about education in other countries, inspiring him to look for educational opportunities in other countries and with international schools. 

Ashley Roseno

Dec 16, 2019

Ashley Tice Roseno ’19PHD: I Chose NC State’s College of Education Because of its Top-Tier Adult Education Program

Ashley Tice Roseno ’19PHD is a registered dietician who sought an adult education program to help her better understand how to work with adults in nutrition settings. She developed a passion for training educators how to use food and nutrition as a tool to teaching math and science. 

Greg Cheney

Dec 14, 2019

Graduate Student Speaker Greg Cheney ’19PHD: My Deep Desire is to Assist Combat Veterans’ Transition to a New Normal in Order for Them to Experience Life in a Fulfilling and Meaningful Way

Greg Cheney '19PHD will deliver the Charge to the Graduate Students during the NC State College of Education's December 2019 Graduation Ceremony. He has served as an Army Chaplain for the past 16 years and is a licensed marriage and family therapist.