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Mark Williams

Jul 13, 2022

EdIT Director Mark Williams Helps Organize NC State’s Inaugural Juneteenth Event With Re-established African American Faculty and Staff Organization

Educational IT Director Mark Williams discusses how he helped to re-establish NC State’s African American Faculty and Staff Organization during the pandemic and the organization’s role in hosting the university’s inaugural Juneteenth event. 

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. 

Crystal Espey

Nov 23, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Teachers Can Inspire and Influence Students Both Positively and Negatively. I Decided I Wanted to be a Positive Influence,’ Says Director of Teaching Fellows at NC State Crystal Espey ’11, ’18MSA

Growing up in Fuquay-Varina with parents who are NC State alumni, Crystal Espey ’11, ’18MSA always wanted to be a part of the Wolfpack. A two-time graduate of the College of Education, Espey now works for the college as the director of Teaching Fellows at NC State. 

Melvin Jackson

Sep 8, 2020

Director of Graduate Student Success Melvin “Jai” Jackson to Serve on NC State’s Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Champion Team, Earns Certification

NC State College of Education Director of Graduate Student Success Melvin “Jai” Jackson, Ph.D., has been selected to serve on NC State’s Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Champion Team after earning his IDI Qualified Administrator Certification in July. 

A student sitting in METRC listening to an audiobook

Aug 19, 2020

METRC Holds Summer Audiobook Club for College of Education Undergraduate and Master of Arts in Teaching Students

Staff from the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC) hosted an audiobook club this summer for undergraduate students and graduate students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. 

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. 

Kerri Brown Parker

Jul 30, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Have Always Enjoyed Being Around Kids from Elementary Age Through High School and/or College. I Enjoy Their Spirit, Optimism, Passion and Humor,’ Says Director of METRC Kerri Brown Parker

For the past seven-and-a-half years, Kerri Brown Parker has served as director of the Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC). She shares why she chose education, how education has shaped her into the person she is today and what has inspired her during these unprecedented times. 

Erin Horne

Jun 15, 2020

Erin Thomas Horne ’10PHD Named Assistant Dean for Assessment and Professional Education 

RALEIGH, N.C. — Erin Thomas Horne ’10PHD will be the NC State College of Education’s assistant dean for assessment and professional education, effective July 1, 2020. “Given Dr. Horne’s experience, relationships,… 

Amber McGregory

Apr 10, 2020

NC State STEM Early College High School Liaison Amber McGregor Moves Tutoring, Advising Online to Connect with Students

As the liaison between Wake STEM Early College High School and the NC State College of Education, Amber McGregor works to support students through counseling, academic advising, course instruction and course placement. When Wake Stem Early College High School moved online, she did, too, transitioning her tutoring and academic advising to a virtual format. 

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.