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Kirsten Hoeflaken with her family

Dec 16, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Hope Students, Especially Immigrants and Students from Minority Populations, Get the Opportunity to Become a Teacher,’ Says University Program Associate Kirsten Hoeflaken ‘18MED

Born and raised in the Netherlands, University Program Associate Kirsten Hoeflaken ‘18MED always wanted to be a teacher. She was inspired by her fifth grade teacher and went on to teach for over 20 years before moving to the United States. She gives to the NC State College of Education as a token of gratitude for helping and supporting her as an immigrant. 

Braska Williams and Family

Nov 20, 2020

Why I Give: ‘As a Parent of a College Student and as Someone Who Employs Work Study Students, I Empathize with Students who are Struggling to Pay for College,’ Says NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Director Braska Williams

Braska Williams, director of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program through the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, started his undergraduate career as a computer engineering major. That changed by his junior year when realized that as an African American male, he could be a role model to African American students and make a difference as a teacher. 

Patty Fields

Aug 11, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Give in Memory of My Dad. Establishing the Scholarship in His Name Contributed to Healing and Overcoming the Grief of Losing Him,’ Says Administrative Assistant and Scholarship Manager Patty Fields

Patty Fields, administrative assistant and scholarship manager, was able to earn a degree because she received a scholarship. That financial support and her inherited desire to help others is what inspired her to establish a scholarship in memory of her father for students from New Jersey in the NC State College of Education. 

Apr 17, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Am Always Moved by Student Stories, Which are Firsthand Accounts of the Importance of Scholarships in Opening Their Dreams of Becoming Teachers,’ Says Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa ‘11PHD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education Erin Krupa ‘11PHD gives to the NC State College of Education because she’s experienced firsthand the impact a scholarship can have on achieving your dreams. And she wants to help others accomplish their dreams. 

Mark Williams and his family

Mar 19, 2020

Why I Give: ‘I Have Been Constantly Impressed by the Passion and Dedication Our Faculty Have for Preparing Future Educators as Well as the Caliber of the Teachers this College Produces,’ Says Director of Information Technology Mark Williams

Mark Williams, director of information technology for the NC State College of Education, gives to the college because he saw the impact scholarships had on the educational success of his wife, who is also an educator. He wants to be able to help provide that same financial support to other educators and future teachers through a gift. 

Photo of the exterior of the Friday Institute.

Feb 7, 2020

Friday Institute Selects 2020 Graduate Research Fellows

Every year, the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Executive Director selects a few graduate or doctoral students to become Friday Institute graduate research fellows. Learn more about the 2020 graduate research fellows. 

Amy Castle

Dec 17, 2019

1st Group of Pathway to Practice NC Completers Earn Teaching Licensures as Program Expands

Pathway to Practice NC, a 100% online teacher licensure program aimed at helping North Carolina address its growing teacher shortage, launched in October 2017. Since its inception, the program has had 12 teachers earn full teacher licensure, while another 86 residency-licensed teachers from across the state are currently enrolled. 

2019 NCSTA Share-A-Thon

Dec 3, 2019

12 Science Education Pre-Service Student Teachers Present at the 2019 North Carolina Science Teacher Association Share-A-Thon

Twelve pre-service student teachers from the NC State College of Education’s science education programs presented at Share-A-Thon, a part of the North Carolina Science Teacher Association (NCSTA) annual professional development institute in Winston-Salem, N.C. 

Katie Cipully and Alix Howard

Nov 21, 2019

Two Elementary Education Students Awarded Office of Undergraduate Research Travel Grant to Present at National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention

Katie Cipully ’20 and Alix Howard ’20 have been awarded a $500 travel grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research to present at the 2019 National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention in Baltimore, Md. 

SAY Village Fall Break Trip

Oct 28, 2019

SAY Students Serve Youth in Underserved Communities During Fall Break Trip to Charleston

Twelve first- and second-year students from the NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Village traveled to Charleston, S.C., to work with underserved youth in communities around the area during Fall Break.