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May 4, 2023

Maryann Tyrer ’23MED: ‘When You’re Teaching Adults, You’re Empowering Them to Go On and Teach Others and Make a Difference in the World’

In 2012, Maryann Tyrer '23MED resigned her position as a religion teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School to pursue a doctoral degree at the NC State College of Education. Over 10 years later, Tyrer is graduating, not with her Ph.D., but with a master's degree in adult and community college education. Despite not achieving her initial goal, Tyrer said she still views her graduation as a success. 

Lisa Marshall

May 1, 2023

Doctoral Student Lisa Marshall Named President-elect of American Nuclear Society

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 been named vice president and president-elect of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). 

Apr 27, 2023

‘I Am a Proud Wolfpack Mom:’ College of Education Employee Celebrates Graduation of Son, Daughter From the College This May

Gabriella Sinkovic-Story '23MED was the first member of her family to join the Wolfpack. Then, her brother, Garin Sinkovic '23, and her mother, Gail Sinkovic, both joined the NC State College of Education as a student and an employee, respectively. Now, this Wolfpack family is looking forward to celebrating Gabriella and Garin's graduation. 

Apr 26, 2023

Danielle Robin Scharen ‘15, ‘19MED, ‘23PHD: ‘I Feel Honored to Contribute to the Important Work of Improving Science Education for Students of All Ages’

Danielle Robin Scharen hopes to use everything she has learned during her time in the NC State College of Education to transform the field of elementary education, which she has been passionate about since childhood. 

Jessica Riddell

Apr 26, 2023

Jessica Riddell ’23MED: ‘Every Instructor I Had or Worked With Played a Part in My Success, Where I Am Right Now and Where I’m Heading as a Professional’

As an undergraduate student, Jessica Riddell ’23MED wasn’t sure if they should pursue a graduate degree related to counseling or higher education. When they discovered the Master of Education in College Counseling and Student Development at the College of Education, Riddell realized it was an opportunity to combine both of their passions. 

Headshot of Abraham Dones

Apr 26, 2023

Abraham Luis Dones ’23EDD: ‘The Learning That Has Taken Place During My Time With the College of Education Really Forced Me to Think Differently About the Work That I Accomplish’

Abraham Luis Dones ’23EDD remembers as a teenager seeing his mother return to school as an adult learner to earn multiple degrees. She was the first in the family to earn a college degree, and now Dones is continuing her legacy by becoming the first person in his family to graduate with a doctoral degree. 

MYEN at tabling event

Feb 26, 2023

My Student Experience: Multicultural Youth Educators Network Provides Community for Future Educators of Color

The Multicultural Youth Educators Network in the NC State College of Education has been working to provide a community for future educators of color. 

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. 

Gary Wright in front of a poster

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.