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Mar 12, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Justin Johnson

Teaching gives Justin Johnson hope for the future. Read how NC State Education helped him change his career path and his life for the better. 

Mar 12, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Kristen Parrish

Read why Kristen Parrish, an incoming student, picked NC State Education to help her pursue her career goals over other education programs throughout North Carolina. 

Mar 6, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Jessica Hunt

Associate Professor Jessica Hunt supports and empowers students and teachers by facilitating building blocks of confidence, problem-solving, connections, and curiosity. Read her #WhyIChoseEducation story. 

Mar 6, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Evan Seitz

When Evan began at NC State, he didn't know what path his college experience would take. He credits the faculty at the College of Education with helping shape the future of his career. 

Mar 5, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Hannah Powell

Having an exceptional experience herself, Hannah Powell felt compelled to help students enjoy their middle school experience. Read why Hannah chose to be a math teacher and how NC State Education helped her reach her goal. 

Mar 2, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Leaundra Clay

As a teacher and future administrator, Leaundra Clay believes she can serve as a beacon of light for students to develop personal interests and passions. Read more about why she entered the field of education. 

Mar 2, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Lisa Arment Cummings

See how the world of education transformed Lisa Arment Cummings from being the invisible child in class as a child to becoming the Principal of Wake Early College of Health and Science now. 

Mar 1, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Heather Covington

See how innovation inspired Heather Covington to choose NC State College of Education and to inspire her career in and outside of the classroom. 

Mar 1, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Victoria Thompson

Victoria Thompson knew she was destined to work with students at the collegiate level. See how NC State College of Education helped her achieve that goal. 

Mar 1, 2018

#WhyIChoseEducation: Benjamin Snead

Benjamin Snead was going to be an engineer. At least that's what he thought until late into his engineering coursework. Find out what changed his mind and how he's using those skills to advance the education of students in Wake County.