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Emma Wilson

Feb 17, 2021

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Teach Kids to be Kind and Accepting of Others and Teach Them to be Confident in Themselves While Giving Them the Support They Need to Succeed in Life,’ Says Elementary Education Student Emma Wilson ‘21

Emma Wilson ‘21 was always told she would make a good teacher. But she never considered it until her senior year of high school. However, it wasn’t until Wilson enrolled in the exploratory studies program at NC State where she discovered teaching was a natural fit. 

Brenda Rios

Feb 8, 2021

Brenda Rios ‘23 Hopes to Inspire More Hispanics and People of Color to Become Educators; Scholarship Support Helps Bring Her One Step Closer

Brenda Rios ‘23 knows that elementary school teachers who are Hispanic are rare, but she plans to change the norm by inspiring other Hispanics and people of color to become educators. And she’s able to do that as the recipient of the Suzanne Montague Ridgill Memorial Scholarship. 

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. 

Nov 30, 2020

Meet Mackenzie Hunt ‘20: My Goal is to Work with Students Experiencing Poverty to Help Them be Better Prepared for the Future

Without scholarship support, Mackenzie Hunt ‘20 wouldn’t have been able to attend the NC State College of Education. But as a STEM Education Research Fellow and recipient of the Dean’s Leadership and P.H. Cooper scholarships, she’s now earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Education Studies. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Teaching Professor Joanna Koch

Nov 2, 2020

‘She’s Changed the Way I Want to Teach:’ Students on Assistant Teaching Professor Joanna Koch

When elementary education major Emma Dye ‘22 needed to teach a sample engineering lesson to her fellow classmates, she decided to channel lessons learned from Assistant Teaching Professor Joanna Koch, Ph.D, who strives to make her class as welcoming and flexible as possible as students grapple with the new world of virtual learning. 

Oct 16, 2020

My Student Experience: Mathematics Education Student Jessica Terrones ‘22 Shares Her ‘Sin Limite’ Experience as Latinx Heritage Month Committee Chair

In Spanish, the phrase “sin limite” means “limitless.” For mathematics education major Jessica Terrones ‘22, those two words guided her as she stepped into a leadership role as the NC State University Latinx Heritage Month committee chair. 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

Oct 6, 2020

Undergraduate Students Inspired by College of Education Faculty While Engaging in Research Work Through PEP Program

Undergraduate students Martia Williams ‘22 and James Daniels ‘21 share what they have learned and how College of Education faculty have inspired them as they participate in the PEP program, which offers a unique opportunity to engage in research work. 

Lauren Fels

Oct 2, 2020

Lauren Fels ’22: ‘My Program Offered Many Volunteer Programs Such as Teaching English to Elementary, High School or Adults, Volunteering with Service Projects Around the City and Giving Tours of Florence’

Lauren Fels '22, who is pursuing a degree in elementary education with an English as a second language add-on licensure, spent last fall in Florence, Italy as part of the NC State in Italy: Semester at Lorenzo de' Medici Institute study abroad program. She shares her experience and what she learned as a future educator. 

Matin Maani

Sep 24, 2020

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘I Want to Help Young Students Deepen Their Love for Learning and Take that Forward with Them as a Lifelong Passion and Desire,’ Says Middle Grades English Language Arts and Social Studies Education Student Matin Maani ‘22

Matin Maani ‘22 experienced firsthand the impact teachers have on young people. That inspired him to want to be a teacher. An NC State College of Education student ambassador and middle grades English Language Arts and social studies education major, he shares why he chose education and his experience within the college.