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May 30, 2024

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Makes It Possible for Kimberly Ideus to Inspire Awe in Teachers

Doctoral student Kimberly Ideus traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park last summer to study the impact "awe experiences" can have on science teachers. 

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May 3, 2024

Three Recent College of Education Graduates Receive 2024 Outstanding Dissertation Awards

Three recent NC State College of Education alumni were recognized for their scholarship when they were presented with Outstanding Dissertation Awards during the college’s May 2024 graduation ceremony. Luke Boden Carman ’24PHD won for the Department of STEM Education, Courtney Samuelson ’23PHD won for the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences and Dana Thomas ’23PHD won for the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. 

Apr 26, 2024

Naeema Carter ’24MSA: ‘My Goal As a School Leader Is To Help As Many Kids As I Can’

After six years in the classroom, Naeema Carter '24MSA decided to enter the field of school administration to ensure even more students feel cared for and successful. 

Apr 24, 2024

Jacqueline Verkuilen ’23, ’24MED: ‘Learning Design and Technology Has Perfectly Allowed Me to Thrive at My Talents and Hit on My Interests’

When Jacqueline Verkuilen '23, '24MED was an undergraduate student, discovering the College of Education's Learning Design and Technology program changed the course of her academic career. She switched her major and decided to earn her master's degree, too, which she was able to complete online while traveling the world. 

Apr 24, 2024

Greyson Norcross ’20MED, ’24PHD: ‘My Biggest Hope is to Revolutionize How We Think About Leadership’

Greyson Norcross '24PHD is fascinated by how leadership intersects with the arts, and his dissertation explored the experiences of senior leaders in higher education who have backgrounds in music. Following graduation, he is looking forward to engaging in new avenues for research in leadership and creativity. 

Apr 24, 2024

Ece Yilmaz ’24PHD: ‘I Want to Live in a More Inclusive World, Where Individuals Are Not Confined by Societal Expectations, Stereotypes and Biases’

When Ece Yilmaz '24PHD received a Fulbright Grant and started applying to doctoral programs in the United States, the welcoming environment at the NC State College of Education stood out to her. Now, she will be graduating with her Ph.D. in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development higher education opportunity, equity, and justice concentration. 

Apr 24, 2024

Tala Dahmash ’24MED: ‘Learning is a Lifelong Journey, and Adult Education Allows Individuals to Continually Adapt, Grow and Thrive in an Ever-changing World’

Tala Dahmash '24MED has spent the last decade as an English teacher and English as a second language (ESL) specialist in Dubai. To further grow as an educator, Dahmash decided to earn her master's degree in training and development at the NC State College of Education, and she will make the 15-hour flight from Dubai to Raleigh to attend her graduation ceremony. 

Apr 24, 2024

Cherrelle Lawrence ’24EDD: ‘I’m Genuinely Passionate About Nurturing Learning and Growth in All Individuals’

As Cherrelle Lawrence '24PHD prepares to graduate with her Doctor of Education in Community College Leadership, she hopes to continue to be able to act as a proponent of effective learning practices in the corporate world, while also taking on teaching roles in the field of higher education. 

Apr 23, 2024

College of Education Doctoral Students Recognized During NC State’s 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium

Three NC State College of Education students were recognized for their scholarly work during the university’s 2024 Graduate Student Research Symposium held recently. College of Education doctoral students Amanda JF Hall, Tyler Harper-Gampp and Devan MacKenzie took home the first-, second- and third-place prizes in the education category, respectively. 

Apr 18, 2024

Doctoral Student Jayla Moody Marshall Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Student Award

A commitment to creating more equitable environments for students in higher education has been a passion of Jayla Moody Marshall’s throughout her educational career and, now, that commitment has been recognized with the NC State Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Student Award.