College of Education Mourns Loss of Lee Vernon Stiff ’78 PHD, Longtime Faculty Member and Leader
Lee Vernon Stiff ’78 PHD passed away Friday, March 19. He was a nationally-recognized expert and scholar on equity and mathematics education who served and led in NC State’s College of Education for 37 years, retiring in 2020 as professor emeritus of mathematics education and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs.
C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD Named NC State College of Education’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna
C. Neill McLeod ‘72MS, ’74EDD has always gone after what she wants — even if it means breaking down barriers. And she’s done just that. She was honored for her many accomplishments as the NC State College of Education’s 2020 Distinguished Alumna.
Stelfanie Williams ’11EDD Named NC State College of Education’s 2019 Distinguished Alumna
An accomplished leader with numerous accolades for her work of 20-plus years in community colleges and higher education in North Carolina, Stelfanie Williams ’11 EDD has been named the NC State College of Education’s 2019 Distinguished Alumna.
Higher Education Program Recognizes 3 Alumni with Awards
Alumni David English ‘12PHD, Gregory King ‘19PHD and Shauna Morin ‘17PHD recently received awards from the Higher Education Program to recognize their contributions to the field of higher education.
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.
ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway ’94 PHD Named Distinguished Alumnus
Before becoming Elizabeth City State University’s chancellor, Thomas Conway ’94 worked at NC State for 32 years, including serving as dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs and a visiting lecturer in the NC State College of Education’s counselor education program, where he earned his doctorate in 1994.