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Hiller Spires Retiring after 35 years

May 24, 2022

Associate Dean, Executive Director of Friday Institute Hiller Spires: ‘Make Sure You Leave a Place Better Than You Found It.’ I Hope I’ve Been Able to Do That in the College of Education.

Institute for Educational Innovation, will retire June 1, 2022, after 35 years at NC State’s College of Education and 43 years in the field of education. In this Q&A, Spires talks about how she ended up at the College of Education, what she’ll miss most about it and how she hopes she is remembered. 

Norman Arthur Sprinthall

Apr 7, 2022

Remembering Former Counselor Education Department Head Norman Sprinthall

NC State College of Education Professor Emeritus Norman Arthur Sprinthall — a widely regarded expert in educational psychology who lived out his vision that “service is the essence of living” — passed away on March 8, 2022. Sprinthall is a former department head of counselor education who retired from the College of Education in 1995 after a 22-year career in higher education. 

Ed Gerler with Dean Mary Ann Danowitz at the May 2019 graduation

Jun 3, 2019

Ed Gerler on Retiring After 42 Years at NC State Education: ‘I Wanted to Leave While I Was Still Doing a Good Job’

Ed Gerler, Ph.D., spent 42 years serving the NC State College of Education in various roles before retiring May 16. “I love teaching and I love doing research,” he said. “And my last years at NC State have been so gratifying because I’ve been able to do what I wanted to do. I am really grateful that I stayed at NC State.” 

Carol Kasworm

Oct 25, 2018

Professor Emerita Carol Kasworm Receives 2018 AAACE Cyril O. Houle Award

Carol Kasworm, the W. Dallas Herring Professor Emerita of Adult and Community College Education, has received the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s 2018 Cyril O. Houle Award for the book "Foundations of Adult and Continuing Education" she co-authored with two others. The award recognizes scholars who have made outstanding contributions to literature in adult education.