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December 2018

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SOE News & Updates

New Insights into Promoting Retention and Success for Black Men in College
Institutions of higher education across the nation continue to struggle with how to improve the success of Black men on their campuses. The work of Dr. Brian McGowan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, breaks new ground as he explores the intersections of race, gender, and the role of interpersonal relationships as related to the experiences of Black men in college. Read more
Unique Experiential Learning Opportunity Immerses SES Students in Deaf Culture
Students in the K-12 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure Program in the Department of Specialized Education Services (SES) took a trip to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. — the only liberal arts university in the world specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students. In addition to the university, SES students also visited the first Starbucks in the U.S. that uses only American Sign Language. Read more.
Developing Global Citizens: The Transformative Journey of an SOE International Student
S Anandavalli is one of our doctoral students who is studying abroad at UNCG from India. She is working toward her Ph.D in Counseling and Counselor Education in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development. In her own words, she describes what it is like to be an international student here, and what she has learned along the way — both educationally and personally. Read more.
UNCG Partnership with Moss Street School Works to Improve Quality of Education
The Buckley Report on Fox8 News produced an excellent feature about Moss Street Partnership School. Watch the segment and read more on
Counseling and Educational Development Alum Named N.C. Counselor of the Year
Congratulations to Beth Embree, a Counseling and Educational Development alum, who was honored last month as the School Counselor of the Year during a North Carolina School Counselors Association convention. Read more on
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SOE Global

2019 Smiley Award: Call for Global Education Ambassador Nominations
The Smiley Award supports global educational opportunities for current undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Education. Undergraduate or graduate SOE students who serve as outstanding global education ambassadors through international or local engagement may apply for this award. The nomination deadline is March 15Learn more.

Cook's Corner

Many supporters of the School of Education become members of the John H. Cook Society by making gifts in support of funds they have already established.

We welcome the following new members the Cook Society who have given in support of named endowments. Each of these donors has expanded our ability to impact the lives and work of our students and faculty, and we are grateful for their leadership:
Diana Harmon Jackson & Don Jackson - Virginia Donaldson Harmon Scholarship in Education
Tamara Simon Clarida & Brian Clarida - Clarida Family Collaboration Space in the School of Education
Dale Schunck - Teacher Education/Higher Education Alumni Endowment
Patricia Helgeson Fesperman - Patricia Helgeson Fesperman Class of 1958 and Thomas E. Fesperman Scholarship in Education
Kay & Stuart Fitzpatrick - Oliver Perry and Betty Carol Clutts Scholarship
Amy & Jeff Benedict - Amy R. Benedict Scholarship Fund for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teacher Preparation
Sandy & Gary Smiley - Sandy Margolis Smiley ’60 International Education Fund
Joan Morrison Tolley & Jerry R. Tolley, Sr. - Jerry R. Tolley Endowed Scholarship in Education
Rebecca Hobgood Felton - Nettie Beverly Blevin ’05 Endowed Scholarship in Education
Learn More About the John H. Cook Society
Click here to make a tax-deductible, end-of-year gift in support of the School of Education!

For more information, please contact Terri Jackson, Senior Director of Development for the School of Education at or (336) 256-0496.

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