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A headshot of Kimberly Ideus

May 30, 2024

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Makes It Possible for Kimberly Ideus to Inspire Awe in Teachers

Doctoral student Kimberly Ideus traveled to Great Smoky Mountains National Park last summer to study the impact "awe experiences" can have on science teachers. 

Headshot of Emma "Ngoc" Burwell with graphic text: I feel good that I can help people because I had somebody to help me

Sep 25, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Allows Ngoc “Emma” Burwell to Grow As Mathematics Educator

Ngoc “Emma” Burwell works hard to support her family in Vietnam and balance her responsibilities as a graduate student and teacher. That's why financial support in the form of the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship had made a meaningful difference in her life. 

Jul 26, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Allows Cliff Redish to Be A Better Teacher for His Students

Thanks to financial support in the form of the Moshakos Family Teacher Education Graduate Fellowship, Cliff Redish is able to work toward his goal of being the best teacher he can be 

Apr 27, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Allows Elizabeth Stavrakakis ’23 to Build Foundation for Students’ Learning

Elizabeth Stavrakakis '23 plans to use skills gained in the NC State College of Education to provide elementary school students with a strong foundation in education. 

Apr 25, 2023

Why Gifts Matter: Scholarship Support Allows Kianna Johnson ’23 to Inspire Students’ Love for Learning

When Kianna Johnson '23 was growing up, teachers played a major role in encouraging her to achieve her potential. Now, as she prepares to graduate from the NC State College of Education with a bachelor's degree in elementary education, she hopes to inspire her future students in the same way.