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Jan 10, 2023

Mental Health, STEAM And Hip-Hop: Doctoral Student Valencia Hicks-Harris Works to Empower All Through Non-profit Organization

Valencia Hicks-Harris,a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Learning Science's Educational Equity concentration, is working to empower K-12 students through a STEAM-focused non-profit. 

Dec 8, 2022

Gary W. Wright III ’22PHD: ‘Scientific Knowledge is a Powerful Tool, and It Can Be Used to Uplift and Liberate People’

Gary Wright ’18MED, ’22PHD hopes to make a lasting impact on how science education views and values gender and sexual diversity, as well as equity. 

Rachel Monteverdi

Dec 8, 2022

Rachel Monteverdi ’22PHD: ‘I Hope to be a Leader, Practitioner and Trail Blazer in Facilitating Impactful and Effective Leadership Development Programs’

Rachel Monteverdi believes in the power of leadership, and at the NC State College of Education, she engaged in research that showed her the impact she can make in the field of leadership development. Now that she runs her own company and collaborates with other leadership consultants, she is able to take what she's learned out into the world. 

Pam Huff stands in front of a poster presenting her research

Dec 8, 2022

Pam Huff ’22PHD: ‘I Would Like to Address the Importance of K-12 Science Education on the National Scene’

A former research scientist and part-time educator, Pam Huff '22PHD is dedicated to advancing the field of science education. 

Monica Meza Wearing Graduation Cap In Front of the Court of North Carolina

Dec 8, 2022

Monica Meza ’22MED: ‘I Want to See the Number of First-generation Students Increase in Colleges and Programs Around the United States’

As a first-generation college student, Moniza Meza knows how important it is to feel supported in the field of higher education. It's why she decided to earn her master of education in higher education administration, to make a difference in the lives of students like her. 

Dec 5, 2022

Doctoral Student Lisa Marshall Receives 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award

Lisa Marshall, director of outreach, retention and engagement for the NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering and a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development's Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice concentration, has received the 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). 

Nov 18, 2022

Friday Institute Selects 2022 Graduate Student Fellows

Each year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation selects graduate students to become Friday Institute Graduate Student Fellows. Fellows are nominated by Friday Institute faculty fellows or directors and are selected for their strong record of academic achievement and service to students and educators. 

Oct 19, 2022

‘ I Knew They Did Things Differently:’ NC State Educational Leadership Academy Helps Educators Become Strong School Administrators

Graduates of the NC State Educational Leadership Academy (NELA) reflect on how the program prepared them to be an effective administrator, the lessons they still draw on in their roles and how they continue to support one another after graduation. 

Lisa Wilkins stands with Gates Count mentors

Sep 22, 2022

My Student Experience: Reading Program Started By Lisa Wilkins ’22MED Connects Gates County Students With Mentors

While earning her master's degree at the NC State College of Education, Lisa Wilkins '22MED was inspired to launch a reading mentorship program for fourth and fifth graders at T.S. Cooper Elementary School in Gates County. 

NC State College of Education graduate student Sergio Madera-Garcia

Sep 14, 2022

Sergio Madera-Garcia is Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through Community Building and Leadership Development

Sergio Madera-Garcia, a first-year graduate student in the Higher Education Administration program, wants to advance diversity, equity and inclusion by working to make sure everyone has a sense of community…