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Jennifer Houchins

Jan 28, 2021

Why I Give: ‘I Am Extremely Grateful that Others Who Came Before Me Gave Back and I Want to Do the Same for Future Generations,’ Says Doctoral Student Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD

As a first-generation college student and a student with a chronic medical condition, private support and scholarships have helped Jennifer Houchins ‘21PHD pursue her doctoral studies. Because of that support, she gives back to the college in hopes that future generations can have the same opportunity the NC State College of Education has provided her. 

Isabella Forst

Jan 6, 2021

After Saving Father’s Life with Kidney Donation, Scholarship Support Helps Senior Isabella Forst ‘21 Focus on Recovery Not Finances

The year 2020 is a year we will all never forget. For technology, engineering, and design education senior Isabella Forst ‘21, it is also the year she saved her father’s life. And with the help of scholarship support, she was able to worry less about her tuition and finances. 

Charlotte Melville

Dec 10, 2020

Scholarship Support Helped New Alumna Charlotte Melville ‘20 Become a Middle School Math Teacher, Regain Her Confidence

Charlotte Melville ‘20 discovered her passion for teaching while sitting in Jason Cheek’s Advanced Placement Calculus class during her senior year of high school. Earning the Jerry and Elizabeth Godwin Scholarship has allowed her to pursue her dream of becoming a middle school math teacher and challenging her students the way Mr. Cheek challenged her. 

Court of Carolina with Poe Hall in the background

Sep 15, 2020

Donor Support Boosts Access and Inclusion for Master of Arts in Teaching Program

Scholarships provided thanks to the College of Education Excellence Fund are helping a more diverse group of students prepare to make an impact through the teaching profession. 

Lisset Botello Martinez

Sep 10, 2020

Technology, Engineering, and Design Education Student Lisset Botello Martinez Awarded First-ever NC State College of Education Bob Davis Scholarship

Lisset Botello Martinez ‘24 moved to the United States at the age of 3 and, growing up, her mother instilled in her the importance of having access to education. The Bob Davis Scholarship has made it possible for Martinez to continue her education and pursue a degree in technology, engineering, and design education from the NC State College of Education. 

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. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

May 18, 2020

NC State College of Education Students Share the Impact of Scholarships on Their Educational Journey, How Financial Support Has Changed Their Lives

Scholarships to the NC State College of Education make it possible for students to pursue their dreams and become extraordinary educators. Scholarship recipients Eric Wylie, Juan Cortes and Elyse Smith share how financial support has impacted their academic experience. 

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. 

Kyanna "Kay" Sumpter

Feb 19, 2020

Why I Give: ‘The College Gives Me Endless Support and Resources to Become the Educator I Want to Be,’ Says Goodnight Scholar Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22

If it weren’t for financial support, Kyanna “Kay” Sumpter ‘22 would not be at NC State pursuing her dream of being an elementary education teacher with dual licensure in special education. Because of that support, she pays it forward by giving whenever she can.