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Syna Sharma with quote graphic: Advocacy is important to me because I went into education wanting to improve the education system

Jan 13, 2023

My Student Experience: Syna Sharma Advocates for Teacher Pay Through NC State’s Oaks Leadership Scholars Program

Syna Sharma, a middle grades English language arts and social studies education major in the NC State College of Education, is advocating for teacher pay as a member of NC State University's Oaks Leadership Scholars Program. 

Headshot of Zach VanHekken

Nov 18, 2022

My Student Experience: Science Education Major Zach VanHekken Recognized as 2022 Leader of the Pack Finalist

Zach VanHekken, a senior double majoring in science education and chemistry, was named a Leaders of the Pack finalist for his contributions in leadership, scholarship and service. 

Jun 1, 2022

My Student Experience: Community College Leadership Doctoral Students Connect with Current Presidents During Association of Community College Trustees Legislative Seminar

Doctoral students in the NC State College of Education’s Community College Leadership program recently had an opportunity to connect with experts in their field and develop their talents through participation in the North Carolina Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Legislative Seminar. 

Photo of Meeting FACES event in Raleigh

Oct 13, 2021

FACES Program Hopes to Connect Families of Children with Autism to Resources, Each Other Through Community Events

Lonnie Manns ’20MAT, a student in the Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences’ educational equity program area of study and the graduate research assistant for FACES Parent Advocacy Program, is hoping to help build a stronger community for families of children with autism. 

Erika Allen

Aug 16, 2021

My Student Experience: Elementary Education Student Erika Allen ’23 Spent Summer Serving Foster Youth as Intern at REACH Mentoring Ministry

Through the College of Education Summer Internship Program, Erika Allen ’23 spent her summer working as an intern with REACH Mentoring Ministry in Smithfield, North Carolina, an organization that works with youth in the foster care system. 

Wolfpack Robotics Club

Jul 1, 2021

My Student Experience: Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club Places in Top 5 at 1st Intercollegiate Competition, Finishes 4th at VEXU World Championships

The Wolfpack Robotics VEXU Club competed in their first intercollegiate competition in March, finishing fifth out of 13 teams from the United States and Canada, which earned them an invitation to the VEXU World Championships, where they placed fourth in the world. NC State College of Education student Annie Li ’22 is one of the founding members of the club. 

Jun 18, 2021

My Student Experience: NC State College of Education Partners with North Carolina Central School of Education to Provide High Schoolers with Insight into Being an Educator Through Pack the Nest

At Pack the Nest, a two-day virtual event organized by NC State College of Education doctoral student Christopher Faison, high school students who want to become teachers learned about education careers from North Carolina Central School of Education and NC State College of Education and students, faculty, administrators and alumni. 

College of Education Orientation Leaders

Feb 22, 2021

My Student Experience: Five NC State College of Education Students Share Their Experiences as Virtual Orientation Leaders During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic forced orientation leaders to transition New Student Orientation from an in-person event to an online experience. Five College of Education students share their experiences as virtual orientation leaders during COVID-19. 

Keith Lindsay

Jan 28, 2021

My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD Launches edTPA Support Class: Planning to Submission in 12 Weeks, With Help From Assistant Teaching Professor and Assistant Director of Professional Education Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD

Learning design and technology doctoral student Keith Lindsay ‘22PHD, a graduate teaching assistant in the Office of Professional Education under Sarah Cannon ‘16PHD, helped create an edTPA support course in an effort to help educators earn their teaching license. 

Chelsea Smith

Dec 14, 2020

My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD Shares the Challenges in Higher Education for Formerly Incarcerated College Students as Co-author of Recently Published Article

Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in educational leadership, policy, and human development in the higher education program area of study, recently co-authored an article on the experiences of formerly incarcerated college students which was published in the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.