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Melvin Jackson

Sep 8, 2020

Director of Graduate Student Success Melvin “Jai” Jackson to Serve on NC State’s Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Champion Team, Earns Certification

NC State College of Education Director of Graduate Student Success Melvin “Jai” Jackson, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on NC State’s Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Champion Team after earning his IDI Qualified Administrator Certification in July. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Sep 8, 2020

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D.

In the September 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

LIFT Participants

Aug 27, 2020

NC State College of Education Holds Inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers for Rising High School Seniors of Color and Bilingual Students

The inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a five-day, invitational program for students of color and bilingual students interested in enhancing their leadership skills and exploring a potential career in education, was held virtually, July 26-31, 2020. 

LIFT Counselors

Aug 27, 2020

My Student Experience: College of Education Students Share What They Learned as Counselors of the Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT) for High School Students

NC State College of Education students served as counselors and mentors for the inaugural Leadership Institute for Future Teachers (LIFT), a program for students of color and bilingual students held virtually, July 26-31, 2020. “It was vital for me to serve in that capacity because of representation,” says Jessica Terrones ’22. 

Miyah Wilson

Aug 25, 2020

Higher Education Administration Alumna Advocates for Equity Work as NC State Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity Intern, Develops Diversity Education Resources

Miyah Wilson ‘20MED was able to combine her love of higher education and her passion for diversity, equity and inclusion through an internship with the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, where she developed a list of diversity education resources for the NC State community and served as an advocate for equity work. 

Sonja Ardoin

Aug 19, 2020

Higher Education Alumna Creates White Anti-Racist Educators Reading Group in Effort to Generate Action Toward More Equitable Learning and Working Environments

In an effort to generate action toward more equitable learning and working environments, Sonja Ardoin ‘13PHD and a few of her professional colleagues decided to create the White Anti-Racist Educators Reading Group, a summer book club and learning experience. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Apr 23, 2020

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Faculty

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., says diversity and inclusion have always underscored her work as a professor and researcher. Her efforts in that area have been recognized with the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Faculty. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Apr 23, 2020

Counseling and Counselor Education Doctoral Student Wesley Wade ‘23PHD Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff

Wesley Wade ‘23PHD has received the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Staff for his ability to go above and beyond to support students in his role at the Career Development Center. He will continue to provide support to many as a counselor when he graduates with a Ph.D. from the College of Education’s Counseling and Counselor Education program. 

Two NC State College of Education students host a "Critical Conversatons" podcast

Apr 3, 2020

College of Education Doctoral Students Share ‘Critical Conversations’ Through Classroom Video Podcast

Associate Professor Cameron Denson and Teaching Assistant Mwenda Kudumu wanted to develop a way to engage students in class discussions without using online forums. They developed a model that will now be shared online through the “Critical Conversations” video podcast. 

A photo of Joy Gaston Gayles

Mar 19, 2020

Diversity in Research Jobs: Recruiting and Retaining Early Career Faculty of Color in Engineering

Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., a professor of higher education at the NC State College of Education, and doctoral student Chelsea Smith discuss the underrepresentation of faculty of color in STEM fields.